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

If you’re a writer, if you love books, if you enjoy conversations with creative folks, if you like panel discussions, if you love being inspired & feeling motivated, if you want food for mind, body & soul, then join us at the @hfwritersfest - get your tickets at https:www.//handfwritersfestival.co.uk/workshops/ 

Follow us @hfwritersfest 

See you there ❤️
Sister-Tribe vibing at the City Splash Festival in the Rastafari Corner.

Don’t let the picture fool you. It rained for most of the afternoon, turning the grass into a muddy-slippery nightmare - but not even that could dampen the mood of the majority of revellers, who were set on having a good time.

I was scheduled to talk on a panel of sisters, but the bad weather meant half the panel couldn’t make it. However, it was nice vibing in the Rastafari Corner & holding brief conversations with people I haven’t seen for years.

Shout out to @leemagray @jusjahmagazine sister Desta & Sheeba.

#rastawoman #rasta #rastafari #rastacorner #citysplash24
Sunday early morning walk out with three of my grands. And it was typical British weather. 

We started our walk in the rain. Then the sunshine ☀️ joined us. Then the rain 🌧️ returned and then the sunshine 🌞 came back. 

True British weather. Four seasons in one day 😂

But we give thanks for family, love ❤️ health, and life.

#healthylifestyle #writerslifestyle #life #living #family #love #grateful #gratefullness
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
Ever felt like every door is slamming shut on your writing dreams? 🚪😩 Rejections, low sales, it can feel like a constant uphill battle. But guess what? You’re not alone, and there’s a way forward! 💪✨ Join us at the Hammersmith and Fulham Writers Festival 2024 for the ultimate boost of resilience at our workshop, “The Resilient Writer”! 📝🌟

Led by the amazing Olamide Awonubi, get ready to learn how to overcome those obstacles and keep your writing flame burning bright! 🔥 Don’t let setbacks define your journey – let’s turn them into stepping stones! 🚀

Grab your tickets now through the link in our Bio! 🎟️ Let’s make your writing dreams unstoppable!


#writersfestival #authors #writers #poets #femaleauthors #femaleauthorsofcolour #indieauthors
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
Come check this . . . 

Attended the book launch of ‘these letters end in tears’ published by @jacarandabooks and had a convo with author @musih_tedji_xaviere - and of course I was fortunate enough to bump into @jj_bola who will be at the @hfwritersfest on July 5th.

For updates follow @hfwritersfest - we got the dream lineup for you to enjoy & be inspired by on 5-6 July.

Writers are some of my favourite folks. 

#femaleauthor #femaleauthors #booklaunch #writers #authors #writingfestival #handffestival
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

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