Author of ‘The Good Ally’

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Nova Reid is a thought leader, writer, TED speaker and curator of courageous conversations.

Often described as a force to be reckoned with, Nova uses her professional background in mental wellbeing to encourage meaningful change from the inside out. Through her impactful advocacy and powerful public speaking, writing and storytelling, she has become renowned as an agent of change, selected as one of Black Magic Network’s Top 100 Black British Women and receiving a Precious Award for Social Impact.

Nova is a regular contributor to BBC News, Sky News and has written for publications including the Guardian, Vogue, Grazia, and Stylist. In 2018, she was invited to attend the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to provide expert media commentary.

She has provided bespoke consultancy and worked with a variety of organisations including Google, BT, Bloody Good Period and human rights charity Birthrights.

In 2019, Nova was headhunted by TEDx Frankfurt to deliver a talk on racial microaggressions -  Not all superheroes wear capes - which was upgraded as a TED talk in 2020. Through her TED talk and podcast series, Conversations with Nova Reid, Nova has also established herself as a highly skilled public speaker and interviewer who creates space for people to talk about a variety of topics, a highlight being an in-conversation with acclaimed actor David Harewood at the National Theatre in 2021.

Nova’s first book, The Good Ally, was published by HQ Stories, HarperCollins, in 2021 in hardback, ebook and audio editions, with a paperback edition of the book published October 2022. Her popular video and audio course – Becoming Anti-Racist with Nova Reid – is available online at 

Nova is a passionate advocate for equity, collective healing and helping people use self-agency to role model change.

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