Timi Sotire on the power of Black joy
12 Nov 2021
Timi Sotire on the power of Black joy

Black British narratives in pop culture are often framed through the lens of racism, but stories of happiness and success are arguably more important in terms of diversity and inclusion. Canvas8 spoke to Timi Sotire, the co-editor of Black Joy, about media stereotypes and the power of Black art.

Timi Sotire

Timi Sotire is a freelance journalist and the co-editor of Black Joy, a collection of essays from Black British voices about the happiest moments of their lives.

She also works in the partnerships team at Spotify UK. Her strong network and interpersonal skills makes her adept at forming deep connections with individuals and making mutually beneficial strategic partnerships.

At the heart of it all, her passion lies in harnessing her story-telling abilities to facilitate relationships across the creative community.

Emma Sheppard

Emma Sheppard is a journalist specialising in business, technology, family and social affairs. As well as Canvas8, her work has appeared in The Guardian, Wired, BBC Worldwide, The Independent and more.