Inaya Folarin Iman is a journalist, political commentator and social campaigner.
She is the Founder and Director of The Equiano Project, a forum to promote freedom of speech and open dialogue.
Her freelance journalism has appeared in various publications including The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Standpoint, The Sun and Spiked.
She is a regular commentator and guest on programmes such as the BBC’s The Big Questions, Politics Live and ITV’s Good Morning Britain and Sky News.
Inaya stood as a candidate for the Brexit party in Leeds North East in 2019. She has also helped found and deliver numerous freedom of speech initiatives including Index on Censorship’s Free Speech Is For Me, the Free Speech Union and the Free Speech Champions project.
Inaya was born in London in November 1996 and raised in Kent. She holds a degree in Arabic and International Relations from Leeds University and speaks English, Arabic and Spanish