Bookshelfie: Scarlett Curtis

Activist and author Scarlett Curtis celebrates Virginia Woolf and her brave and trailblazing attitude to mental health.

Former Women’s Prize for Fiction judge, Scarlett, is co-founder of The Pink Protest which has helped change two laws: a bill to help end period poverty and another to include FGM in the Children’s Act. She’s curated two books, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies) and It’s Not Okay to Feel Blue (and Other Lies); the former is a National Book Award winner. Her podcast, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink, amassed over 1 million listens in only 25 episodes.

Scarlett’s book choices are: 

** Girls in Love by Jacqueline Wilson

** I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

** Dawn by Octavia Butler

** Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

** The Accidental by Ali Smith

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