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Laura Bates

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Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-increasing collection of over 100,000 testimonies of gender inequality, with branches in 25 countries worldwide. She is author of Everyday Sexism, Misogynation and the Sunday Times bestseller, Girl Up.

Laura writes regularly for the Guardian, New York Times and others and won a British Press Award in 2015. She is a prolific media commentator, appearing regularly on Newsnight, The Today Programme, Woman's Hour, Channel 4 News, BBC News, BBC Breakfast and others.

She works closely with politicians, businesses, schools, police forces and organisations from the Council of Europe to the United Nations to tackle gender inequality. She was named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2015 and has been named a woman of the year by Cosmopolitan, Red Magazine, The Huffington Post and The Sunday Times Magazine. Laura is a contributor at Women Under Siege, a New York-based project tackling rape in conflict worldwide and she is patron of SARSAS, Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support.

The Burning is her debut YA novel, published by Simon and Schuster.


Best known titles

The Burning