Feminist book launch promises ‘lively discussion’ led by author Scarlett Curtis at The Lowry

The Lowry will host the launch of a much-anticipated new book from the founder of the Pink Protest, Scarlett Curtis.

The book, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies), is a collection of writings from women around the world – from Hollywood actresses to teenage activists, discussing what feminism means to them.

At the launch on Wednesday, October 3 in Salford, five feminists will come together to discuss the various myths surrounding the feminist movement.

Author Curtis said: “The discussion aims to bridge the gap between the feminist hashtags and scholarly texts.”

The event will feature Deborah Francis-White, host of The Guilty Feminist podcast, entrepreneur Sharmadean Reid, actor Amy Trigg, comedian Grace Campell, and Curtis herself.

The launch promises to be a ‘lively discussion’ touching on ‘being a woman in today’s society, why we need to bang the drum for feminism and why feminists really do wear pink’.

The book itself has been described by Reese Witherspoon as ‘Brilliant, hysterical, truthful and real’, and received praise from the likes of Fearne Cotton and Mindy Kaling.

Curtis has previously revealed the compilation of the book was ‘one of the most incredible and complex experiences of [her] life’.

Tickets to the event start from £10 and include a £1 donation to Girl Up, a global leadership development initiative positioning girls to be leaders in the gender equality movement.

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