bio.

Theophina is a writer, avid lilaphile, and award-winning published poet. Her main focuses are nuanced Black British narratives with a particular focus on the arts and the LGBTQ+ community.
 

 A previous Foyles Young Poet, her work has appeared in various mediums; from digital content commissioned by the BBC, to freelance articles, radio poetry features,
short film and literature used for teaching in universities and schools. She has been hosted on industry panels, selected for
poetry residentials, delivered creative workshops and given live readings and performances of her work in Oxford, London and Slough.

Theophina holds a BA in Philosophy & Theology from the University of Oxford, where she 
founded the award-winning independent publication for Black creatives, Onyx Magazine. In 2018, she was also the recipient of the Rare Rising Stars Awardan award for the UK's top 10 outstanding Black students. 

 

After graduating, Theophina worked in publishing at Penguin Random House with Stormzy's imprint  #Merky Books before leaving publishing to pursue her own creative career. She now works as a published essayist, freelance artist, poet and Editor-in-chief of Onyx. Her creative mediums span across writing, dance, short film, piano and mixed media artwork.