Carinya Sharples is a freelance writer, editor and teacher of Anglo-Guyanese heritage. She is currently studying for a MA in Creative Writing & Education at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has previous produced radio packages and worked as a fixer in Guyana for BBC World Service, taught communications part-time at the University of Guyana, and been published in the Guardian, Gal-Dem, Mongabay, the Royal African Society’s What’s On Africa, Explore Guyana and many more outlets. She was shortlisted for the Flipside Festival’s GAWP! Green Alphabet Writing Prize 2017, and has had poetry published in The London Reader.