Tineka Smith is an author, diversity advocate, entrepreneur and communications advisor to the United Nations and other international organisations.
Previously, Tineka served as a Press Officer for the United Nations Human Rights Committee. She has also worked on high profile campaigns such as World Refugee Day.
She is the co-author of Mixed Up: Confessions of an Interracial Couple published by Headline April 2021 and as an Audible Original in October 2020.
Mixed Up was named Audible Original of the month in January 2021 by Psychologies Magazine.
Tineka is also the founder of Huetribe, a greetings card company aimed at promoting diverse representation. The company was listed as an innovator in 2017 by Mintel Research. In 2022, Tineka launched a reusable bag design featuring an interracial couple with Tesco with part of the proceeds being donated to Stop Hate UK. To date, over 350,000 bags have been sold.
Tineka graduated with an MA from the renowned International Journalism programme at City, University of London. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Alabama-Huntsville with a Bachelor’s in Communications and French Studies.
Tineka has been interviewed on various BBC Radio shows as a racial equality and diversity commentator and has been a Guest Contributor for ELLE UK magazine and been invited to speak on BBC Woman's Hour.
Her writing and commentary on racism, diversity and mixed-race relationships has appeared in media outlets such as BBC Woman’s Hour, The Guardian, The Times Style Magazine, Grazia, The Independent, The I paper, BBC Radio London, BBC 5 Live, Huffington Post, Elle, talkRADIO, Female First, Psychologies, Mashable, Yahoo, World Radio Switzerland, Euronews The Voice, and Gal-Dem. Her imdb TV credits include Sky News.