An internationally acclaimed artist, Bella Cox is a poet, performer, workshop facilitator, MC, and event producer who has worked in Kenya, South Africa, and the UK. She is a three-time Barbican Young Poets alumna and a twice-nominated young people’s laureate for London. She was a member of multiple poetry collectives throughout 2018 while being a founding member of two regular London open mic nights. She has performed her work at TEDx Pretoria, Sköll World Forum, Brighton Literature Festival, Bi Pride UK, and the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival. She has also been commissioned to write for institutions such as Barbican Centre, HSBC, Time Out London, Bach Remedies and Nationwide Building Society. Her proudly queer and feminist work seeks to embrace differences, empower young people, and explore her own identity. She currently fits writing time around her Marketing Manager role and is working on her debut poetry collection, set to be released at the end of 2022.