Everywoman: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth

£14.99

In 2015 Jess Phillips was elected the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley. Before this she worked with victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking, and continues to speak out on behalf of those who struggle to have their voice heard. She also helped to launch the `NotTheCost campaign to combat the violence faced by politically active women and the Recl@im the Internet campaign, which challenges abuse online. In ‘Everywoman’, Jess shares her political experiences and recollections of a life lived in the public eye.

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‘Joyfully candid and very funny.’ Guardian

‘Jess Phillips knows the truth . . . and here she shows how scary and sad as well as joyful and liberating the answers can be.’ Damian Barr

‘Everywoman has all the laughs [of Lena Dunham and Caitlin Moran] with a backbone of real glinting anger . . .there were so many funny and wise things on each page that whittling them down into a review seemed impossible.’ Julie Birchill, Spectator

‘As fresh as mountain air amid the Westminster tumbleweed.’ Metro

‘Arresting.’ Observer

If you’re thinking, ‘Jess, who?’ then I’m glad that there was something about ‘Everywoman’ and ‘truth’ that caught your eye.

Or you might already know me as that gobby MP who has a tendency to shout about the stuff I care about. Because I’m a woman with a cause, I have been called a feminazi witch, a murderer and threatened with rape. The internet attracts a classy crowd.

So, speaking the truth isn’t always easy but I believe it’s worth it. And I want you to believe it too. The truth can be empowering, the truth can lead to greater equality, and the world would be incredibly boring if we let all of those people who allegedly know everything, say everything.

By demanding to be heard, by dealing with our imposter syndrome, by being cheerleaders, doers not sayers, creating our own networks and by daring to believe that we can make a difference, we can.

We’re women and we’re kick-ass. And that’s the truth.

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Weight0.395 kg
Dimensions22.2 × 14.4 × 2.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

246

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

305.42092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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