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Love Island’s Yewande Biala discusses ‘racialised renaming’ and dating as a Black woman

This week, we are joined by author and ex-Love Islander Yewande Biala. We chat with her about racialised renaming and the microaggression she faces every time someone can’t—or indeed won’t—correctly pronounce her name. Yewnade also opens up about her time on Love Island, the difficulties of being the only Black woman in the villa, and why she doesn’t watch the show now. Yewande’s debut book, Reclaiming: Essays on Finding Yourself One Piece at a Time is available for pre-order now. Check out Millennial Love on all major podcast platforms and Independent TV, and keep up to date @Millennial_Love on Instagram and TikTok. Support this show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

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