Here’s the part where I try and condense the fullness of my existence into a paragraph that makes me sound interesting enough for you to pay attention. No pressure! So let’s start off with the fact that my name is Jendella, I’m twenty-something years old and live in south London, but I’m originally from Birmingham.


I’m a writer, filmmaker, and photographer with work that often crosses into creative and brand direction (see portfolio here). I’ve had work featured in The Guardian, The Metro, The Voice Newspaper, and also screened on London Live and OH TV. I have exhibited across the UK, most recently at the House of Commons and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and I’ve also had work exhibited in Canada.

I’m a TEDx speaker, and have been on the BBC, London Live and OH TV, as well speaking at conferences and universities. I’ve written and guest-blogged for a number of publications both on- and offline including The Huffington Post and Mumsnet.

I’m currently working on a long-term project called Young Motherhood, previously I’ve been a columnist for Media Diversified, MTV UK, and Christian Today. I have a monthly podcast with my homie Tols, aptly named Tols x Jendella and I have a pet project/photoblog called South of the River that you might be interested in.

I’m represented by Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedmann,


I’m wife to a husband who isn’t around at the moment (sad story, I’ll tell you about it another time), and mother to a son whose cheeks I can’t stop kissing. I think a lot about issues to do with faith, art and culture, race, identity, and mental health. I have a whole cupboard full of herbal tea concoctions, UK Grime and Hip Hop is the soundtrack to my entire life, and I still wear tracksuits and don’t care if you judge me for it. I don’t like: winter, DJs that don’t mix, and small talk. I do like” long conversations with strangers, duvet days, and receiving hand-written letters in the post. And books. I have too so many books.

About The Life and Times of Jendella

I used to try and compartmentalise myself online because I thought that no one would take me seriously because I did too many different things. But long story short it wasn’t working and it wasn’t a true reflection of who I am. So, The Life & Times of Jendella moved from my side-blog to my main website, with all my work, creativity, opinions, and interests in one place without apologies or sheepish disclaimers.

Get in Touch

Email: jeni [at] jendella [dot] co [dot] uk