Yewande is releasing her first book (Picture: Rex/Yewande Biala)
Yewande Biala has revealed she is writing a book which will be released in 2022.
The Love Island star, 25, took to Instagram to share the news with followers, as she posted behind the scenes snaps from a photoshoot, as well as a provisional cover of the book, which is titled Reclaiming.
The cover sees the title spelt out across the continent of Africa, which has been divided into three separate parts.
Reclaiming ‘will cover a wide breadth of topics from the specific microaggressions Black women encounter on dating apps to colourism, radicalised renaming and navigating a career when the odds are stacked against your success,’ according to Yewande herself.
She said: ‘Every step of my writing will affirm that maintaining your sense of self in a world that is so not supportive of you is difficult, but not impossible.
‘The book will be a thought provoking, sensitive, challenging and deeply moving collection of essays covering everything from identity to love and career choices.
Reclaiming will focus on the challenges Black women face in society (Picture: Yewande Biala)
‘Reclaiming will serve as an inspiring love letter for anyone who has ever felt out of place, but strives to find success in every aspect of their lives, published in May 2022!’
Yewande also confirmed that she has been writing the whole book herself, with no ghost writers involved.
Fans were absolutely living for this news, with one writing in the comments: ‘Hell yes you are!!!!! You’re amazing. Can’t wait to read.’
Another added: ‘Yesss sis!!!!! So excited to get my hands on this! Boss girl moves.’
‘So proud of you omg,’ one enthused.
On Instagram Stories, Yewande also explained that ‘it’s been a journey’ working on her book, but she’s ‘so happy’ that she was given the opportunity to write it.
The TV personality has been vocal about her experience with racial injustice, which she will be documenting in the book.
Back in March, she spoke about the impact colourism had on her while growing up and recalled having ‘feelings of hatred’ towards her skin.
In an essay for The Independent, Yewande wrote: ‘As a dark-skinned black woman, I grew up with feelings of hatred towards my skin, never feeling appreciated, loved or seen by society and by those around me.
‘Dark-skinned women are not looking to be pitied; we want to be heard and not dismissed. We should be allowed to be at the forefront of our trauma and tell our own stories.’