An Author Special with anti-FGM Campaigner Nimko Ali on What We’re Told Not To Talk About

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has undertaken her 3rd hunger strike (joined by husband Richard) and ship captain Pia Klemp, who rescued drowning migrants, faces 20 years in prison. On the other end of the news spectrum, Kylie Jenner has been criticised for her Handmaid’s Tale fancy dress party (including Under His Eye tequila) and Missguided have sold out of their 100% plastic £1 bikini. And Dolly’s got a new story from Orkney, naturally. 


Today’s author is the utterly brilliant Nimko Ali OBE, am anti-FGM campaigner whose book What We’re Told Not To Talk About (But Are Going To Anyway) sees stories from 42 women across 14 countries on emotional and shocking topics including forced marriage, genital mutilation, the menopause and what it’s like to get your period when you’re homeless. 


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Links 

Pre-order Pandora’s book! How Do We Know We’re Getting It Right & other essays on modern life (published July 2020) https://www.waterstones.com/book/how-do-we-know-were-doing-it-right/pandora-sykes/9781785176876


What We’re Told Not To Talk About (But Are Going To Anyway), by Nimko Ali


This Will Only Hurt A Little, by Busy Philipps


All Families Are Psychotic, by Douglas Coupland


Look Alive Out There, by Sloane Crosley 


Exposure, by Emily Gould for The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/25/magazine/25internet-t.html


The Making of a Millennial Woman, by Rebecca Liu for Another Gaze http://www.anothergaze.com/making-millennial-woman-feminist-capitalist-fleabag-girls-sally-rooney-lena-dunham-unlikeable-female-character-relatable/


Are only certain kinds of people deemed worthy of our compassion? By Kenan Malik for The Observer https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/15/are-only-kinds-of-people-deemed-worthy-of-our-compassion


You saw me covered in blood on a bus. But do you get outraged about all homophobia? By Chris for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/14/homophobic-attack-bus-outrage-media-white


Charlotte Church on The Adam Buxton podcast 

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-adam-buxton-podcast/id1040481893?i=1000440911416


Daisy Buchanan on emotional eating and weight loss: 

https://medium.com/@NotRollergirl/i-tried-to-stop-eating-my-feelings-and-now-i-have-too-many-feelings-9076b24e6907


Eva Wiseman on small talk 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jun/16/people-often-sneer-at-it-but-small-talk-is-hugely-significant-eva-wiseman

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