A Cup of Tea with Nimko Ali OBE
After a little break in proceedings, we are delighted to welcome writer, feminist, and anti-FGM campaigner, Nimko Ali OBE as the latest guest to join us for a cup of tea.
If you read the news, chances are you will have heard about Nimko Ali’s work. Last month she was awarded an OBE on the Queen’s birthday honours list for her services to tackling female genital mutilation and gender inequality. She is co-founder of The Five Foundation, the global coalition to end FGM. She has been instrumental in changing legislation around the practice of FGM in the UK and abroad, including getting it included in the Children's Act in 2019. She has spoken at events including the Women of the World festival and The Girl Summit. At the 2019 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy Nimko was awarded the UN Women's Rights Award. What We're Told Not to Talk About is her first book.
What We're Told Not To Talk About (But We're Going To Anyway) is an important, taboo-breaking book that gives voice to the experiences of women from all walks of life, whose stories might not ordinarily be heard. Pinned around Nimko's story of living with FGM, rebuilding her relationship with her own body and being a woman her own way, this book is a call to arms for all women to reclaim the narrative around their bodies and to refuse to bow to the taboos which keep us silent. There is no such thing as oversharing.
Join us and our host, Hannah MacInnes on Monday 22nd July 2019 for an evening of Hibiscus margaritas, crumpetty snacks and an audience with the incredible Nimko Ali
Tickets include a tea cocktail and crumpet canapes on arrival.
Copies of What We're Told Not To Talk About (But We're Going To Anyway) will be available to buy on the night as well as Good & Proper Tea's full range of loose leaf teas.