“As I writer, I spend a lot of time in my own fictional world making things up. Sometimes people are called Joe Bloggs, sometimes they’re called Kayleigh Daniels. There’s a whole world that I’ve created that’s Kayleigh’s world. She’s 30 and a Comms Manager…” Almaz Ohene, F**KS GIVEN podcast, November 2019
“[…] The experience may not have found her a boyfriend, but it inspired Almaz creatively: in 2018, she launched her own website, Kayleigh Daniels Dated, writing raunchy dating stories as a fictional character. Now that is a plot twist I wasn’t expecting.” Justin Myers, The Guardian, August 2019
“Kayleigh Daniels Dated is demonstrating that women of colour want to read erotica that features them. When we talk about sexual pleasure there are lots of women of colour that engage with it.” Dr Annabel Sowemimo, Sex Power Money podcast with Sara Pascoe, August 2019
“The world of literotica is pretty vast, so we’ve rounded up some of the best (free!) erotic fiction you can find on the internet.” Kasandra Brabaw Refinery29, July 2019
“It may sound alarming to many, but the overarching impact is far more important than squeamishness around sex. It’s vital for us to continue promoting a more inclusive and representative conversation about sex. Everyone deserves to discover their desires shame-free, and with full access to the facts.” Almaz Ohene, Independent, June 2019
“I launched the web platform, to centre the experiences of people like Kayleigh, people whose journeys through sexuality aren’t often acknowledged.” Almaz Ohene, Refinery29, June 2019
“It’s impossible not to notice the current trend for more honest depictions of women’s sexuality, right? Yet time and time again, the mainstream media centres Caucasian women’s experiences over the stories that could be told about any other groups of sexually active women.” Almaz Ohene, gal-dem, May 2019
“Kayleigh Daniels Dated combines sex education with spicy (like, spicy) dating tales about the title character. Ms. Daniels is a woman of color who explores her sexuality and gives us an honest look into her life and experiences. The creativity behind and importance of KDD is so worth supporting.” Mia Davis, Talk Tabü email newsletter, April 2019
“The erotic descriptions are elegant and hot, and the outlines of the sex are exquisite and delicate.” Abby, A Day Magazine, January 2019
“Writing erotic fiction helps poet Almaz Ohene feel more present in her own body.”Sirin Kale, VICE, January 2019
“Women of colour-generated stories about the sex lives of women of colour are few and far between. Award-winning copywriter Almaz Ohene has decided to buck the trend with her daring sexual health platform.” Joy Francis, Words of Colour, October 2018
“It’s an opportunity to break the stigma around black women who are dating. A somewhat over-told, perspective includes the sexualisation and fetishism of black women, with their partners perhaps fitting a certain stereotype. But all of Kayleigh’s pursuits are a variety of different physical and socio-economic types.” Rochelle Thomas, Reform The Funk, September 2018
“Web platform Kayleigh Daniels Dated is the new way to immerse yourself into refreshing, realistic and relatable stories on all things dating, sex and relationships.” Beth Fuller, Noa Vee, September 2018
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