A crucial figure at the forefront of better representation within the arts, writer Titilola Dawudu has actively paved a formidable path with her Here Me Now series. Published in 2018, her book Here Me Now Volume One was made available to performers looking for monologues representative of their own cultural heritages, identities and experiences. The Hear Me Now Festival, comprising of various pieces from Black and South Asian artists in 2020 and the Hear Me Now Podcast in 2021 following on from the success of volume one. Currently, volume two looks to continue on from this incredibly necessary journey paved so far, with the release of the publication due for 25th August. Ahead of the release, Titilola tells us more about her Hear Me Now journey so far, working with Tamasha to create this crucial resource and what performers can expect from the book!
Hi Titilola, Hear Me Now Volume Two is now available to pre-order on various platforms for the 25th August. How are you feeling?