a ‘Mummy Blogger’, Influencer and founder of Make Motherhood Diverse – an online initiative that aims to encourage a more accurately representative and diverse depiction of motherhood in the media.
With a background in marketing (she previously worked in the marketing department at Penguin Books), Candice soon grasped the power and potential that Instagram had to offer. She began to share her family life on the platform – her partner Bodé (Papa B), daughter Esmé-Olivia and baby son RJ – keen to show that young black families weren’t just surviving but thriving.
And when Instagram stories launched Candice took advantage of the new video format and created ‘Teatime!’, a 5-minute, daily ‘show’ where she could be the face she thought was absent from mainstream media, talking about her own life and tackling the bigger issues too; from mental health to colourism and male circumcision, Candice is never afraid to tell it like it is!
Candice’s straight-talking and original content has really struck a chord with fans and brands alike. She has worked on multiple campaigns (Pampers, Ella’s Kitchen, Specsavers to name just a few), and appeared on countless panels, including a debate at the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival about modern motherhood.
Candice and her initiative, Make Motherhood Diverse (MMD), have also been written about in the Metro and Huffington Post and - most recently - in a powerful Stylist Magazine feature on colourism.
She is currently working on her first book.