Inaya Folarin Iman is a journalist, political commentator and social campaigner. Inaya was born in London in November 1996 and raised in Kent. She holds a degree in Arabic and International Relations from Leeds University and speaks English, Arabic and Spanish. Inaya uses her work to explore 'big picture' subjects in politics and philosophy such as freedom of expression, identity politics and belief systems.
She is the Founder and Director of The Equiano Project, a forum to promote freedom of speech and open dialogue on race, culture and politics. She has also helped found and deliver numerous freedom of speech initiatives including Index on Censorship's Free Speech Is For Me, the Free Speech Union and the Free Speech Champions project.
Her freelance journalism has appeared in various publications including The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Standpoint, The Sun and several other publications. She was formerly a columnist for Spiked magazine.
She is a regular commentator and guest on programmes such as the BBC’s The Big Questions, Politics Live and ITV’s Good Morning Britain and Sky News.
This Spring, she will join GB News on-air breakfast team five mornings a week.
Her website is inayafolarin.com