Theophina is a creative freelancer, avid lilaphile, and award-winning published poet. Her main focuses are nuanced Black British narratives with a particular focus around 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 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 her award-winning independent publication for Black creatives, Onyx Magazine. In 2018, she was also the recipient of the Rare Rising Stars Award; an award for the UK's top 10 outstanding Black students.
Since graduating, Theophina has worked in publishing at Penguin Random House with Stormzy's imprint #Merky Books. After leaving to pursue her own creative path, she now works as a published freelancer, multi-medium poet and Editor-in-chief at Onyx. Her mediums span across writing, dance, short film, piano and mixed media artwork.