Free Online

Thu, 11 June 2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT


Women Don’t Owe You Pretty

Florence Given in conversation with Hannah MacInnes

The artist, activist and award-winning influencer joins How To Academy to help young women determine feminism on their terms.

When artist Florence Given launched a campaign against the fat-shaming series Insatiable, she made global news. Since then she’s become one of the UK’s most influential progressive voices, confronting the oppressive attitudes towards women and their bodies in the patriarchal society we live in.

In a world that tells us we’re not good enough, it’s time we stopped directing our anger and insecurities onto ourselves (and each other), and time to start fighting back by challenging and questioning the toxic structures of the patriarchal society.

In this free, livestreamed conversation with Hannah MacInnes, Florence will offer advice on issues from body image, self-esteem and self-love, to relationships, sexuality and dating. It’s an accessible leap into feminism, for people who are seeking to reshape and transform the way they view themselves. In a world where you’re punished either way, the only option is to do what you want.

This event takes place at 6:30 British Summer Time.

About Our Digital Programme:

In response to the global pandemic, How To Academy is curating a not-for-profit programme of live-streamed talks and conversations bringing you advice, insight and entertainment. Tickets are offered on a Pay What You Can basis, including a Free option for those who cannot afford more at this difficult time. Thank you for your help sustaining How To Academy through the crisis — and for enabling us to share new thinking from across the globe at a time when it has never been more important.

Books will be shipped within two weeks of the event (hopefully sooner). Please note that due to the challenges of distribution during the global pandemic, some books may be delayed. If we experience any delay in getting your copy to you, we will contact you by email to let you know. Thank you for supporting a local London business, Primrose Hill Books.

Florence Given

London-based artist and author who uses her 535k Instagram following to address social issues.

A London-based artist and writer, Florence addresses social issues with unique and playful illustrations. She grew up in Plymouth and attended London College of Fashion. Boasting over 193k followers on Instagram, her work confronts oppressive attitudes towards women and their bodies, and she uses her platform to raise awareness of issues surrounding sexuality, consent, race and gender.

Hannah MacInnes

Presenter, Podcaster and Host of How To Academy’s live programmes.

Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.