Follow your passion. It will lead to your purpose.
– Oprah Winfrey –
The short story
“I adore helping people ready for change, passionate about race equity, 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 be the change they want to see in the world.
The formal Bio
Often described as a force to be reckoned with, Nova is a TED speaker, anti-racism activist and author. Nova uses her professional background in counselling skills, mental wellbeing and understanding of human behaviour (NLP) to encourage meaningful change from the inside out. She has worked with a number organisations including Change.org, BT and Bloody Good Period, and has an online course and 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.
Nova is a popular keynote speaker, and regular mentor at the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World (WOW) Festival. In March 2019 Nova was named one of the Top 100 Black British Women by the Black Magic Network, as part of International Women’s Day. Later that year, Nova was invited by Tedx Frankfurt to give a talk on microaggressions and was upgraded as a TED talk in 2020. In November 2020 she was awarded a Precious Award for Social Impact for her work in racial justice.
Nova has written for a number of leading publications including Stylist Magazine, Metro, Refinery29 UK and Restless Magazine, and is also founder of multi award-winning wedding platform and London show, Nu Bride,
Nova is a passionate advocate for race equity and helping people be the change they want to see in the world. Her debut book The Good Ally is available for pre-order now.