Phillippa Yaa de Villiers is an award-winning poet and performance artist. Her poetry has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies. Everyday Wife, won the Poetry Award at the 2011 South African Literary Awards. She was chosen as 2014’s Commonwealth poet and read her poem “Courage”, written for the occasion, at Westminster Abbey. Original Skin, her autobiographical one-woman show, has toured both within South Africa and abroad. Her latest collection, Ice Cream Headache in my Bone was published in 2017.