Ruth Awolola is a student, youth worker and poet currently based in south-east London. She was born in 1998 and has been writing since 2015, when she was a winner of the SLAMbassadors UK national youth slam. She is studying English Literature and Education, with the intention of becoming a full-time educator. She is one of 5 poets who is included in Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry which is was highly commended at the CLiPPA 2018 . For more information about Ruth follow her on Twitter: @r_awolola.