Madeleina Kay is a British artist, writer, musician and political activist. Originally from Leicester she currently lives in Sheffield.
Known as #EUsupergirl for her creative campaigning to stop Brexit, she was awarded ‘Young European of the Year 2018’ by the European Parliament and the Schwarzkopf Foundation.
Madeleina has written, illustrated and self-published eight books on different political issues including; Refugees, Brexit, Europe, migration and the environment.
She also writes, records and performs political protest songs at events across the UK and Europe.
In 2017 Madeleina was the winner of the ‘Young Talent Prize’ in the ‘Great British Postcard Competition‘ with her entry ‘Welcome to Brexitland’ the design of the front cover of her book ‘Theresa Maybe in Brexitland’. Dr Nicky Ryan from the University of the Arts selected Madeleina Kay for her ‘satirical point of view of the political figures behind Brexit.’
Madeleina was also one of the winners of the EU Commission’s #EUinmyRegion blogging competition for an article she wrote about the ‘Grey to Green’ scheme in her home city of Sheffield. The prize winning entry took her to Brussels for the first time for the Week of Regions and Cities in October 2017. Her blog reflecting on the trip was published on the EC website and in the Panorama magazine.
During her trip to Brussels Madeleina was famously thrown out of a post-Brexit negotiations press conference with David Davis and Michel Barnier in the Berlaymont building. Despite having the relevant accreditation and passes to be in the press conference, Madeleina was ejected for wearing her superhero attire. This became the headline news story, numerous articles were published and Madeleina was interviewed on the BBC Daily politics show the following day.