Naomi and Natalie Evans
Naomi and Natalie Evans are a dynamic duo who are making a powerful impact on the fight against racism. They are speakers, authors, educators, and award-winning influencers for their Instagram platform Everyday Racism which serves as the largest anti-racism platform in the UK. They speak on a vast range of topics from anti-racism through to mental health, wellbeing, and education.
About Naomi and Natalie
Naomi and Natalie are sisters are natural communicators who draw upon their lived experience to drive the work they do. At the heart of their work is a commitment to empowering people to make a difference in the world. Naomi and Natalie believe that education and action are the fundamental routes to stopping social injustice.
Naomi and Natalie Evans have a wealth of experience in public speaking and delivering workshops to numerous organisations across the globe. Most recently they have provided anti-racism workshops for Bupa, Lloyds Bank, Goodwood and The National Trust, in addition to speaking events for Coutts, Soho house, Clifford Chance and Bestival. They have also written articles for Red magazine and Grazia magazine. Their work has been featured in the I newspaper, Bustle, Metro, Mashable and BBC. They have appeared on the Channel 5 news documentary “Everyday Racism” and are in an upcoming BBC documentary about being mixed-race which will be aired later this year.
Naomi and Natalie Evans are also the authors of the non-fiction book “The Mixed-Race Experience,” published by Penguin books (2022), and “Everyday Action, Everyday Change,” a children’s book published by Hachette (2023). They have also contributed essays to two YA books entitled “Teenage Armageddon” and “Allies”, the latter of which was selected as the World Book Day title for 2023.
Naomi has over 18 years of experience teaching English and Drama in UK state schools, with roles in senior Leadership and as an Advance Skills Teacher. She is currently the DEI lead in a large Kent secondary school and Head of Education and Content for Everyday Racism. She has extensive experience of hosting and presenting events.
Natalie has over 10 years of event management experience which includes co-ordinating supplier relationships, talent and volunteer management for festivals and onsite logistics. She is currently the full-time operations manager for EDR as well as a lead trainer and consultant.
What is ‘Everyday Racism’?
In May 2020, a video of Natalie confronting two men racially abusing a ticket conductor went viral, sparking a movement that would become known as @everydayracism_, the largest anti-racism platform on Instagram with over 200k followers.
Everyday Racism has grown dramatically over the past 3 years and is an inclusive, impact driven organisation that seeks to educate and facilitate how to be actively anti-racist. EDR is committed to building a more equitable and inclusive society by tackling racism and discrimination in all its forms. As the largest anti-racism platform in the UK, EDR runs a series of workshops, a book club focusing on work from authors of the Global Majority, training courses, and provides a range of resources. Through education EDR’s ultimate goal is to create a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and where diversity is celebrated as a source of strength and enrichment.
- Race and equality
- Mental health
- The Mixed- Race experience
- How to talk to your children about race
The Mixed-Race Experience published 2022 by Penguin random house.
In this powerful book, Natalie and Naomi Evans, founders of anti-racist advocacy and platform Everyday Racism, explore the complexities of mixed-race identities – from the discrimination endured by the 1.2 million mixed people in Britain and millions more elsewhere, to the privileges it can afford. Sharing their own personal experiences of growing up in Britain to illuminate the nuances of racial identity, the book also weaves in:
– Interviews with people from mixed backgrounds and in mixed relationships
– Research to dispel common myths and stereotypes
– Practical advice for mixed-race families and friendships
The Mixed-Race Experience will help you to recognise and confront the racism within your own family and communities, helping us all to deepen our intersectional awareness and commitment to allyship.
Small actions really can make a big difference!
In this inspiring guide, changemakers, sisters and founders of Everyday Racism, Natalie and Naomi Evans, give readers empowering advice for dealing with the issues we see, hear about and face every day, from racism and sexism to homophobia and ableism, providing you with achievable everyday actions to create change!
Tips for practising positive everyday mindsets and self-care before things get stressful make this a go-to book for feeling informed, positive and motivated too.
Join Naomi and Natalie on the journey to creating sustainable change, one small step at a time.
"I have received so many messages from those who attended the training, and there’s already a sense of change, which is such a feat to achieve in 2 hours. It has opened up so many avenues of discussion and given more of the business a voice in driving more meaningful change. Firstly, the way you created an environment that felt safe, open and empowering...Secondly, the way you made the two hours simultaneously packed with information and yet not overwhelming...The way in which you delivered the information empowered us all to really digest, process and embed that learning. I left feeling that this training should be delivered across all of our public services as well as the private sector - I can’t recommend it highly enough."
Goodwood: Revive & Thrive Brand Lead
"Natalie and Naomi provided such an accessible and comprehensive introductory session to our business covering everything from institutionalised and structural racism to microaggressions and racial gaslighting. They presented the information in easy to absorb formats and gave easily understandable takeaways for our staff body to continue the anti-racism work. Even though I’ve been following their educational posts on social media, their talk targeted towards our business in an educational setting was so enlightening and useful I would highly recommend them to any organisation wanting to engage with anti-racism work."
CATS College: Key Systems Adviser
"The Bupa team would highly recommend Naomi and Natalie to any business that wants to work on becoming actively anti-racist. They did a brilliant job of speaking with conviction to our Leadership Team, helping to demystify racial concepts and gallivanting action. They show up in a powerful but respectful manner and educate in an engaging way. What’s more, their work actively supports and compliments other tools we’re using to champion inclusivity in our business."
BUPA: Talent & Learning Director
"Whether you're just starting the conversation or continuing it, Natalie and Naomi enable practical, relatable and consciously uncomfortable conversations to flow. If educating and activating people to challenge their own mindsets about race and ethnicity is your goal, you needn't look any further. I'd highly recommend @everydayracism_ any day of the week as they continue to inspire and engage my friends, my wider network and I on our anti-racist journeys."
Lloyds Bank: Rob Anderton, Inclusion & Diversity Practitioner/Specialist
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