Referred to by Elle magazine as a ‘millennial mastermind’ in their ‘Stars On The Rise: 20 Power Players To Watch Out For In 2018’ list, Chidera Eggerue – an award-winning blogger, is a presenter for the MOBO Awards and a speaker with a growing audience of almost 100,000 across her social media accounts, and is on a mission to encourage young people to take charge of their futures. Her influence spans across various platforms and she is constantly driving conversations to do with body positivity especially through the movement she created called #SAGGYBOOBSMATTER.
Due to her extremely high social media engagement and exciting content at www.theslumflower.com, this following has quickly turned into a small community full of like-minded people who want to change the world around them. Being a woman of colour who deals with a lot of subtle friction in her industry, she’s managed to find the balance between speaking up and calling out inequality in the industry whilst maintaining a relatable, fun and infectious attitude.
ELLE Magazine – “The millennial mastermind”
WGSN – 5 badass women of colour set to make waves in 2018
The FADER – “On a mission to inspire black girls to love themselves”
Timeout – “All-round millennial mastermind”
The Drum – 50 of the Best Female Speakers
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Sometimes it’s not easy to find self-worth in a world that seems obsessed with telling us we’re not good enough. Empowering, intimate and full of heart: this highly-anticipated debut book from the online sensation ‘The Slumflower’, aka Chidera Eggerue, the unstoppable force behind the ground-breaking movement #SAGGYBOOBSMATTER, is essential reading for all young women. It’s time to take charge of your life.
In What A Time To Be Alone, The Slumflower will be your life guru, confidante and best friend. She’ll show you that being alone is not just okay: it’s just about the best freaking thing that’s ever happened to you. As she says, ‘You’re bad as hell and you were made with intention.’ It’s about time you realised.
Peppered with insightful Igbo proverbs from Chidera’s Nigerian mother and full of her own original artwork, What A Time To Be Alone will help you navigate the modern world. We can all decide our own fates and Chidera shows us how, using a three-part approach filled with sass, wisdom and charm.