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Tue, 14 July 2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT

How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?

Pandora Sykes In Conversation With Hadley Freeman

The journalist and co-host of The High Low is here to help us to navigate our way through our contemporary chaos.

Modern life is full of choices. We’re told that happiness lies within and we can be whoever we want to be. But with endless possibility comes a feeling of restlessness; like we’re somehow failing to live our best life. What does doing it right even look like? And why do so many women feel like they’re getting it wrong?

From faster-than-fast fashion to millennial burnout, the explosion of wellness to the rise of cancel culture, Pandora Sykes interrogates the stories we’ve been sold and the ones we tell ourselves. Wide-ranging, thoughtful and witty, How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? explores the anxieties and myths that consume our lives and the tools we use to muddle through.

So sit back and take a breath. It’s time to stop worrying about the answers and start delighting in the questions.

This event takes place at 6:30 BST.

Access to the livestream is £5, or free with Pandora’s new book How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?. Copies will be dispatched after the event, in-line with publication date (16th July).

This event is a Fane Productions and How To Academy co-production.

Praise for Pandora Sykes’s How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?:

‘Brilliantly curious’ – Stacey Dooley

‘Reading this feels like being in a deep and open conversation with the person who peered inside my head and saw exactly what I’ve been thinking about all these years.’ – Candice Carty- Williams

‘Unpacks all our anxieties with tremendous intelligence and elan. I loved it.’ – India Knight

‘This brilliant, joyful, wise, necessary collection gives you everything you need. The writing is sharp and also lush. It is an encyclopedia of tomorrow, a history of yesterday, and a means by which to understand and navigate the present.’ – Lisa Taddeo

‘Thoughtful, well- researched and wise… Read it and bugger on feeling a lot brighter and less alone’ – Emma Barnett

‘Pandora is my personal guru on all things relating to the zeitgeist. How lucky you are that she can now be yours too.’ – Dolly Alderton

Pandora Sykes

Author, Journalist and Podcaster

Pandora Sykes is an author, journalist and speaker. A former editor and columnist for the Sunday Times Style magazine and a Contributing Editor at Elle, she has written for publications including the Telegraph, Observer, GQ and Vogue. She is the co-host of the weekly pop-culture and current affairs podcast, The High Low and published her first book How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? this year.

Hadley Freeman

Guardian writer and best-selling author of HOUSE OF GLASS.

Hadley Freeman has been a staff writer at The Guardian since 2000, where she has won some awards and lost many more. Her fourth book, House of Glass, will be published in the US (Simon & Schuster) and UK (4t Estate) in March 2020.