My name is Chidera Eggerue, aka The Slumflower. I am a best-selling author, and I am 25 years old.
How would you describe yourself to someone who has never met you?
I would describe myself as a writer, activist and feminist.
You’ve just released your second book, How To Get Over A Boy. What inspired the creation of this book? Why did you decide that this was the right time to drop this gem?
I hope that the book will help those going through break ups to embrace the opportunity of singledom and channel something positive from the experience. There is no right or wrong time, but this message needs to be out there.
How do you normally get over a boy?
By spending quality time with myself, learning a new skill, being alone and enjoying it.
You’ve gone viral on social media several times, and have used your voice to educate and destigmatize societally-deemed “non-attractive” features such as alopecia and saggy titties. What has been the feedback you’ve received after speaking on these topics?
It is mixed. There are haters, and there are negatives. But for example, when I launched the #saggyboobsmatter hashtag, I was contacted by women of all ages and backgrounds praising my stance. Recently, my documentary Bringing Back the Bush on Channel 4 celebrating pubic hair was critically acclaimed, including the FT—but it came about because of the negative comments I received after posting a picture on social media.