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Lauren

Lauren | Journalist and author | Currently exposing the inequality of women's health. Forever exposing sexism | Live in the English countryside


Instagram: @laurensharkey_ and @resistersglobal



1) THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

Having a book published was a literal dream come true, and it still doesn't feel real! Plus, it’s proof that you can achieve anything you want to.

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2) THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

Having a book published - hear me out on this. As soon as it happened, I felt a lot of pressure to achieve something bigger and better. I’m only just starting to enjoy it, rather than worry about the future.

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3) YOUR BIGGEST WISH FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?

I've started working on another potential book that I hope will make a difference to how women's health is treated across the globe. It's a huge wish, but you've got to dream!

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4) YOUR BIGGEST WORRY FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?

I have a few: that my plan to save up for a house deposit will fall flat, that I’ll mess up during one of my upcoming public speaking opportunities, and the state of the country after Boris Johnson inevitably becomes Prime Minister.

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5) A CONTEMPORARY WOMAN YOU CURRENTLY ADMIRE?

Wadi Ben-Hirki (@wadibenhirki:) she runs her own foundation to give children in Nigeria a better future. I interviewed her for my book and she is the sweetest, most hard-working person that deserves all the recognition in the world.

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6) A ONE-SENTENCE MESSAGE TO OTHER WOMEN?

Believe in yourself. I know it's one of those cliché quotes you get on the side of a mug, but it's entirely true. If I didn't believe in my ideas, I wouldn't be able to call myself an author right now.

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