Kenya Hunt

Kenya Hunt

Author, Broadcaster, Journalist

Kenya Hunt is an American London-based writer and editor whose award-winning work spans two continents.

In September 2019, she became the Fashion Director of Grazia UK after having previously worked as the Deputy Editor of ELLE UK. She has written articles for The Guardian, American Vogue, InStyle, Marie Claire, The Evening Standard and more and was a former contributor to Vogue.it. Kenya is a highly sought after voice on issues pertaining to the cross section of fashion, representation and identity and has appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC Woman’s Hour, Sky News, Lifetime Television and more. As the founder of R.O.O.M. Mentoring, she advocates for greater diversity within the fashion industry by providing a supportive network for some of the best and brightest aspiring designers, journalists and image makers of colour London has to offer.

Publications

Kenya Hunt @KenyaNHunt

Hi @AddisonLeeHelp I’m quite shocked that when calling to make you aware of your driver’s alarming behaviour, mid-journey at a very early hour, your team simply directs me to cust serv email rather than any further due diligence to make sure your passenger is okay

My goal as Advisory Chair of the @EdinburghTVFest was to create space for new voices,& jolt the industry wide awake. I think we did that 🙌🏽
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Such an inspiring panel ‘When Vogue Meets Elle: What Can Television Learn from Fashion Publishing Titans?’ to start off the day @EdinburghTVFest with @afuahirsch @VanessaKingori and @KenyaNHunt definitely going to start buying beauty mags again 💅

Check out our Executive Director, @sandylocks, in “How to Create a Culture Shift,” featured article in @ELLEUK under the direction of Editor-in-Chief @KenyaNHunt. Elle UK Fall 2022

Join me in congratulating @KenyaNHunt on an amazing start to her journey with @ELLEUK. https://twitter.com/AAPolicyForum/status/1562086370209841152

.@ELLEUK's Editor-in-Chief @KenyaNHunt was interviewed by The Times Saturday Magazine. Read more as she discusses the brand’s new chapter, her first fully edited issue featuring Lizzo, and her experiences within the publishing industry: https://bit.ly/3BhxuTP
#positivelyhearst

The endless loop of “we need to catch up” and “lemme know when you’re free” 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Life has us by the neck!

This is literally why I teach journalism

So we never produce another generation who spout and normalise this

Writer and Editor @KenyaNHunt launched her #ZoraNealeHurston #BookClub with Fable and @AmistadBooks today! Join her #bookclub here: http://l.fable.co/kenyahunt?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=&utm_content=

I am so excited and honoured to share this!

Happy publication day @KenyaNHunt!

We're incredibly proud to be publishing the paperback of the provocative, heartbreaking and frequently hilarious, Girl: On Black Womanhood and Belonging.

Get your copy now: http://hyperurl.co/GirlPB
#GirlWeSeeYou

We're incredibly proud to reveal the paperback cover of @KenyaNHunt's collection of essays, Girl.

Provocative, heartbreaking and frequently hilarious, Kenya and other contributors explore black womanhood and belonging.

Pre-order now: http://hyperurl.co/GirlPB
#GirlWeSeeYou

I'm so excited to reveal the UK paperback cover of GIRL! Out next month. Help an author out and pre-order a copy plse! http://hyperurl.co/GirlPB The biggest thank you to the incredible contributors who shared their stories and team @HQstories

Olympic fashion isn’t just Spandex, writes @KenyaNHunt of @GraziaUK. The Tokyo Games showed us a better way to dress. https://wapo.st/3jxuNmw

"We can’t wait to watch her transform that voice into something equally as moving and powerful for television", @KenyaNHunt's Girl will take on the small screen with @filmnation! Find out more: https://bit.ly/3jkzWOH

We're so excited to announce that FilmNation UK have optioned GIRL by @KenyaNHunt for TV. With @KenyaNHunt writing the pilot script! @HQstories 📺 https://twitter.com/thebookseller/status/1422901633214664705

So awesome to see my friend @KenyaNHunt's book in the window at my local bookstore @CroftonBooks. Also a good opportunity to cross the road for the beer selection at @JoyceBrockley. Sun's out ☀️

Here is my full statement about my decision to decline tenure at UNC Chapel Hill and instead accept the inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Reporting at @HowardU. https://twitter.com/NAACP_LDF/status/1412402375814488070

Victoria’s Secret’s new campaign shows how far the retailer has fallen behind, @KenyaNHunt writes https://wapo.st/3h1vC5M