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Tue, Apr 06



Author Talk: Women Don't Owe You Pretty

Join us for an afternoon with Florence Given in conversation Aija Mayrock to discuss Women Don't Owe You Pretty!

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Author Talk: Women Don't Owe You Pretty
Author Talk: Women Don't Owe You Pretty

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Apr 06, 2021, 12:00 PM EDT


About the Event

WRITER AND ACTIVIST FLORENCE GIVEN TELLS YOU HOW FEMINISM IS GOING TO RUIN YOUR LIFE (IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE).  A vibrantly illustrated primer on modern feminism for the Instagram generation encouraging us to question the insidious narratives that would hold us back from self-acceptance, self-love, and our own power.  With her refreshingly audacious voice and unmistakable art style, Florence Given explores all corners of the conversation, from overcoming insecurity projection and the tendency to find comfort in other women's flaws to how to recognize and fight against the male gaze and other toxic cultural baggage and embracing sex and body positivity. Women Don't Owe You Pretty is here to remind us that everyone is valuable as they are and we owe the world nothing, least of all pretty.

About the Author:

Florence Given (she/her) is a 21-year-old Sunday Times Best-Selling, record-breaking author and an award-winning influencer.

With the launch of her debut book Women Don’t Owe You Pretty in the UK, Florence became the youngest author to hold a position in the top 5 of the Sunday Times best-seller list for a consecutive 12 weeks in a row. By November 2020, the book had sold over 100,000 copies and been acquired for translation into 11 languages.

Florence’s 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. In 2018 Florence launched a petition to cancel Netflix’s controversial fat-shaming series Insatiable; it gained over 300,000 signatures in a matter of days.

Florence Given lives in London. Women Don’t Owe You Pretty releases on April 6th, 2021 for her North American audience.

About the Moderator:

Aija Mayrock is a bestselling author and poet. Her first book “The Survival Guide to Bullying” was published by Scholastic in 2015. Her second book and debut book of poetry “Dear Girl” was published by Andrews Mcmeel in August 2020. Aija has performed poetry for over 4 million people all over the U.S. including at venues like Madison Square Garden, The Microsoft Theater, SXSW, Girl Boss Rally, United Nations, the Harvard Club, the Key Arena in Seattle, and Town Hall.

Aija has done partnerships and campaigns with brands from Disney, Seventh Generation, Coach, Warner Brothers, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bearaby, Philosophy, Keds, Kenneth Cole, Fossil, BetterHelp, Plan B One Step, and many others.

Aija was a TODAY Hero of the Year in 2018 and her and her poetry have been featured on Good Morning America,, The View, Forbes, Pop Sugar, Bustle, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, amongst others.

Forbes Magazine wrote about Aija, “With hundreds of thousands of social media followers, Aija uses writing and performing to connect, educate, and advocate."

Please note Cafe con Libros has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event.


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