“Four years ago, I wrote and self-published my first book. It was a labour of love, born out of my frustration with the lack of diversity in children’s publishing. That first story snowballed into two additional books and kickstarted my journey as an author” – Tola Okogwu



Tola Okogwu is a British blogger and founder of the hair and beauty blog, My Long Hair Journey. Tola holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and is a contributor to several publications, including Metro UK and Black Beauty and Hair Magazine. Through her books and wider writing, she constantly seeks to create ‘mirrors and windows, allowing everyone the opportunity to read books that are reflective of their own experiences, backgrounds and cultures.

An avid reader, Tola enjoys spending time with her family and friends around her home in Kent where she lives with her husband and two daughters.