We first interviewed today’s guest at a GRACE Talks event in London a year ago. Little did we know what 2020 had instore for us. The next time we spoke, the world would look very different.
At the time American in London Kenya Hunt had just left ELLE UK where she was deputy editor to move to GRAZIA UK as the fashion director. This month has been an incredibly big one for Kenya, she has been promoted to deputy editor and she has also just published her first book – Girl: Essays on Black Womanhood, a collection of original essays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother and a global citizen in today’s ever-changing world.
Kenya looks at how black women have never been more visible or more publicly celebrated. But for every new milestone, every magazine cover, every box office record smashed, the reality of everyday life remains a complex experience.
Now, there’s more. And yes, as you can tell Kenya is incredibly dynamic, ambitious and passionate about making a difference in this world. Kenya is also the founder of R.O.O.M. Mentoring, which advocates for greater diversity within the fashion industry by providing a supportive network for some of the many talented aspiring designers, journalists and image-makers of colour London has to offer. She also sits on the British Fashion Council’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is a mother of two.
We recorded this interview a few months ago and I can’t tell you how excited I am to share it with you. As always, we talk about it all today. Childhood, career, motherhood and more. Her book launches this month so add it to your holiday reading list.
Find out more about Kenya at kenyahunt.com
Purchase Girl: Essays on Black Womanhood