Layla F. Saad
Layla F. Saad is a globally respected writer, speaker and podcast host on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation and social change. Her work has been included on almost every essential anti-racism reading list and she was recently featured in British Vogue’s momentous ‘Activism Now’ issue. As an East African, Arab, British, Black Muslim woman who was born in the West and lives in the Middle East, Layla has always sat at a unique intersection of identities, allowing her to draw on rich and intriguing perspectives. Elizabeth Gilbert hailed her as: ‘One of the most important and valuable teachers we have on the subject of white supremacy and racial injustice.’
Me and White Supremacy was published in January and became an instant phenomenon, spending six consecutive weeks on the Sunday Times bestseller charts and also becoming a New York Timesbestseller. It has now sold 115k copies. Encouraging readers with white privilege to examine the ways in which they benefit from it, it galvanised readers worldwide to take action - a process continued in Layla’s new book, Me and White Supremacy: A Guided Journal.