Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm

“It’s difficult to classify myself solely as a writer of romance, when in fact writing about women’s lives, and the complexities that has gone into making her that woman, entails a great deal more than romance.”

Next Book Out September 24th 2020

Love Again

Runner up in the Saga Literary Prize

Swimming with Fishes

With my CEO hat on, I attended the @smkcampaigners Award, where the @fawcettsociety was short listed in the Davis & Goliath Category. We didn’t win, but it was good to be recognised.

In case you missed it, in 2023, @wilde_foundation & the Fawcett Society made history with our IPSO win against Clarkson’s misogynistic & misognior article about the #duchessofsussex #meghanmarkle 

Oh yeah, I met one of my big sister’s hero, the journalist Kevin Maguire. 

You got to be the change you want to see. You got to stand up against wrong. You can’t be wrong and strong.

#women #misogynoir #misogyny #campaigning #writerslife #sheilamckechniefoundation
Sometimes there’s no need for words.🌞☀️🌞☀️ 🌞 Just me and a book, chilling with my fam & making friends with trees.

#sun #sunshine #trees #books #family
I’m honoured. It’s not a easy road, this entity called life.
It comes with ups & downs. It throws curve balls. You encounter hurricanes, tsunamis & storms. 

 … And you also encounter joy, pleasures, happiness & feel-good times. These are the moments to live for. The good memories. The love that comes at you from good-vibe folks.

I was nominated for a Civic Award from Hammersmith & Fulham for my work with women & girls, for giving the borough a writer’s festival which adds to the cultural fabric.

Big thanks to @sharontomlin_nhau - for my daughter-law date, @cocomars_06 for the support from @wilde_foundation @moesullivan.ms @gentlejoan @lazylion698 the Macbeth Writing Tribe, and the JustWrite Tribe.

#celebrations #women #girls #writersfestival #civicawards #accomplishments
Beyond the Baseline, 500 years of Black British Music, which is an exhibition at the British Library had its launch last night.

The exhibition is amazing, unfolding from the court of Henry VIII to East and South London.

It’s a journey of the Black and the African presence in Britain, which goes back before the Middle Ages and before the arrival of the Windrush generation.

I was commissioned to write a piece about Rasta Women and how roots music influenced the Rastafarian lifestyle. Get a copy of the book and read my input on page 216. @bl_publishing 

It is an exhibition worth going to view.

Congratulations to @leemagray - Dr Aleema Gray and her team of curators - go see it and be informed, too many people for me to honour here, but honour them you should. The work that went into that exhibition is worth seeing over, and over again.

Great bumping into @khadijah.ibrahiim @orange_light_of_a_cushite @marciabrownart @cayless__ and so many more creative and enlightened folks. @queenifrica 

#britishlibrary #beyondthebaseline #blackbritish #blackmusic #history #blackbritishhistory #queenifrika
Believe when I tell you the small team behind @hfwritersfest are working flat out to make this writers’ festival happen.

We believe in our writers & authors of colour, in our indie authors who face the greatest challenges to get their stories heard.

Believe us when we say the mountains appear out of nowhere just as you think you’ve conquered the highest of them.

You have to keep going, keep believing & eventually knowing that things will come together & arrive in splendour.

For writers & authors, WRITING is our super power 💪🏽💪🏼💪🏾💪🏿💪

And for @wilde_foundation for @hfwritersfest this platform is not a luxury but a necessity.

 We’re gonna move the highest mountains & cross the greatest oceans to deliver some of the crème de la crème of the writing industry. Aspiring, award winners & seasoned writers.

#writersfestival #hfwritersfest #authors #writers #poets #soa #societyofauthors #indiewriters #indieauthors #female #femaleauthors #femaleauthorsofcolour #poets #believeinyourself #believe
It was a wonderful, incredible & fun end to an awesome evening spent in the company of female entrepreneurs & charity owners.

Great meeting you @the.sortieproject - it was awesome being in the company of such warmth & inspirational energy.

Thank you @mamahavenuk 

We were all presented with a goodie bag containing a scented candle, organic tea bag and You Got This inspiring quote cards.

#women #womenhistory #womenhistorymonth #internationalwomensmonth #femalegogetters #femalebosses #goodvibes #goodenergy
Chase away your Monday blues (if you have any) with the knowledge that you will be inspired by authors, writers & speakers at this year’s Female Authors of Colour & Indie Authors Writers Festival in July.

Wake up feeling fabulous & ready to write your own book or read a book by one of your favourite authors.

Read wide, try a different genre, get transported to another world.

At the festival you’ll be inspired by our Author Chat between @iamlisabent and @njambimcgrath - they’ll leave you feeling fabulous, empowered and entertained, as you get a front seat to witness the lifestyle & journey of an author.

Do you know your purpose? Hey siStar 🌟 go! 

Follow @hfwritersfest for updates on this unique & spectacular festival.

#writersfestival #authors #femaleauthors #writers #writersofig #readers #readersofig #hfwritersfest #jacarandaauthors
The best thing about @londonbookfair was the networking opportunities with authors, writers, editors, publishers & creatives. Some from across the ocean.

Looking forward to the @hfwritersfest for female authors of colour & indie authors from all backgrounds. July 5th & 6th, the dates not to miss.

 #bookfair #authors #writers #editors #publishers #agents #writersfestival
Another successful writing class completed, turning up to the page ready to release & share.

#writing #buddingauthors #writers #yestheycan
Always great bumping into familiar faces at the London Book Festival. 

#bookfair #authors #writers #readers
Happy heavenly Mother’s Day, my darling Mummy.

Bigging you up because you chose such a wonderful man to be your children’s father. 

Bigging you up because you dished out tough LOVE ❤️ which I grew to appreciate when I became a mother.

It’s because of you my children we’re not allowed sleep-overs with friends, you trusted no-one to look after us. Your way of protecting us.

Bigging you up because you loved your grandchildren.

I continue to miss your quirky funny ways which bloomed when you became a grandmother.

I miss that l can’t phone you to have a chat, and how I use to bring your grandchildren to see you and you would have baked scones & bread pudding for us. 

You would pack a bag with snacks for the boys to take home, and even though they are all grown up now, they continue to talk with BIG love about you and Daddy.

This picture was our last holiday in Jamaica together with your daughters.

There’s no love like a mother’s love ❤️ ❤️❤️

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers, biological & universal Mothers.

#motherhood #mothersday #motherslove #mothers #mothers #mymummy

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