Sassy Team

Barbara Ntumy: Founder (a.k.a Sassy babe-in-chief)

Barbara Ntumy is a political activist and social commentator whose work focuses on anti-racism, anti-cuts and sexual health. She emigrated to the UK in 2006 from Accra, Ghana, Her many experiences of the hostile climate for immigrants and cuts to public services sparked her activism, first cutting her teeth as part of the students' movement.

She founded Sassy Apparel (formerly known as Sassy Tees) in 2015 to fuse together her political work and love of popular culture. Sassy Apparel is a lifestyle clothing brand dedicated to expressing politics, black cultural identity and celebrating pop culture. After all, life is inherently political, let your clothes do the talking.

Catch her tweeting at @BarbaraNtumy

Siana Bangura: Creative Director

Siana Bangura is a writer, performer, and producer from South East London, now residing in the Midlands. She is the author of 'Elephant', a collection of poetry meditating on Black British womanhood, and the founder of Black British Feminist platform, No Fly on the WALL. Siana is also the producer of '1500 & Counting', a documentary film investigating police brutality in the UK and deaths in custody and the founder and publisher at Haus of Liberated Reading, an indie publishing house. Her wide portfolio of work focuses on bringing voices on the margins to the centre. Siana has joined Sassy Apparel as Creative Director, working alongside Barbara Ntumy to help Sassy Babes the world over let their clothes do the talking.

To find out more about Siana's work visit:

And catch her tweeting at @Sianaarrgh

Image by Susuana Amoah