#9 Varaidzo: on being a 'face' in media, the calming effect of Lauryn Hill, and navigating the comments section

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Helloooo, come on in, take off your shoes and settle down for another episode of The You Do You Show, a weekly podcast in which Anna Richmond chats with an arts industry person she admires about the ways pop culture has influenced who they are and what they do. 

This week Anna's joined by the writer and editor Varaidzo. Having previously been Arts & Culture Editor at gal-dem, Varaidzo is now Assistant Editor at Wasafiri, and earlier this summer was shortlisted for the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Prize. Her thoughtful, nuanced writing can also be found in places like The Guardian, The New Statesman and Dazed. 

In this episode, Anna chats with Varaidzo about her purposeful withdrawal and careful re-entry into freelance journalism, as well as the pitfalls of being a 'face' in media, the calming effect of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and how to navigate the comments section as a writer. 

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