Follow your passion. It will lead to your purpose.
– Oprah Winfrey –
The short story
“I adore helping people ready for change, passionate about disrupting anti-blackness, driven by collective healing, have far too many shoes and strongly dislike marmite”
I am a creative through and through and started my career as a professional actress and singer in theatre and had the pleasure of performing to audiences of over 10,000 at Wembley Arena. This continues to serve me well with my joy for public speaking, writing and storytelling. It was after an injury that I re-trained as a holistic therapist and went on to work in mental wellbeing for 10 years and founded multi-award winning wedding media platform Nu Bride. These fuelled my passion for race equity, healing and a desire to contribute and help people use self agency to role model the change they want to see in the world.
Formal Press Bio
Often described as a force to be reckoned with, Nova Reid is an Activist, TED speaker and author, with a mission to improve racial justice by helping people be the change they want to see by courageously unlearning their racism.
Nova uses her professional background in mental wellbeing to encourage meaningful change from the inside out. She has worked with a variety of organisations including BT and Bloody Good Period and has an online anti-racism academy; Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid
Nova regularly appears on BBC News, Sky News and BBC Radio as a media expert on race. In 2018, Nova was invited to attend the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to provide expert media commentary and has written for a number of leading publications including Vogue, Stylist Magazine, Refinery29 UK.
Nova is an accomplished public speaker and was headhunted by TEDx Frankfurt to deliver a talk on microaggressions which was upgraded as a TED talk in 2020. Nova was named one of the Top 100 Black British Women by the Black Magic Network, as part of International Women’s Day 2019 and in November 2020 she was awarded a Precious Award for Social Impact for her work in racial justice.
Nova is a passionate advocate for equity, collective healing and helping people use self-agency to role model change. Her debut book The Good Ally, published by HarperCollins is out now.