Chelsea Kwakye is a history graduate from Homerton College, Cambridge. Whilst at Cambridge she was the only black girl in her year group of around 200 people studying History, making it a very difficult environment to navigate. She has co-authored Taking Up Space with Ore Ogunbiyi, which aims to tackle issues of access, unrepresentative curricula, discrimination and show the activist zeal of black women within university spaces. It was published by Random House Heinemann in June 2019.
She is currently studying at the University of Law in preparation for her training contract with a city law firm in London starting in 2020.
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