Michaela Coel, the writer and actor behind the critically acclaimed Chewing Gum, has delivered a powerful speech in which she addressed discrimination and the treatment of sexual assault survivors in the entertainment industry.
Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Coel shared two stories that reflected her experience as a black woman in the acting industry.
She went on to describe the racially charged abuse she and a friend experienced at an awards ceremony.
But then Coel opened up about being sexually assaulted while writing the second season of Chewing Gum.
She went on to say that despite the traumatic experience, she was advised by a colleague that she would have to take a break from her deadlines rather than wait for one to be offered.
Coel concluded by encouraging other survivors to seek help.