To The Woman
4 months, 4 days, 7 hours and 45 minutes. This is the amount of time it would take to write a short novel, learn how to play the piano or become adequately good at yoga. It is also the amount of time I have spent listening to audiobooks. I have chosen to spend over 24 hours a day for 4 months of my 23 years, alone with an audiobook, and it’s a decision I thoroughly endorse.
When I was asked by audible to collaborate on an audible original series I can only describe my feelings as being akin to what it would have been like if Nick Jonas had asked 14 year old me to go to the prom. The emotions were ecstatic and the answer was an overenthusiastic “yes, yes, a thousand times yes” (that’s a quote from the Pride and Prejudice audiobook which is narrated by Rosamund Pike and is wonderful).
Our series is called To The Woman and it was produced by Hana Walker Brown. Hana is a multi-award-winning documentary maker (the coolest title), a professional yoga teacher and maybe the coolest person I’ve ever met. The idea behind To The Woman was to celebrate exceptional women of the world through a series of letters to mothers, life-long friends and the women we are yet to meet.
Each episode is presented by me and begins with a prompt: “To the woman …” followed by five themes –“To the woman that raised me,” “To the woman who chose me,” “To the woman that changed me,” “To the woman that I am,” “To the women still to come.” What begins as a simple prompt becomes a larger narrative of love, friendship and a celebration of women. Each woman who contributed to our series is incredible in their own right and hearing these women write to the women in their lives was a truly inspirational and wonderful experience. Contributors include Dolly Alderton, Juno Dawson, June Sarpong, Gemma Cairney, Suki Waterhouse and so many more and I’m not even embarrassed to say I’m wickedly proud of what we’ve come up with.
To celebrate the release of our Audible Originals series, which is launching exclusively on Audible on International Women’s Day (8th March 2019), Audible is hosting the world’s first ever women’s event at The Savile Club on 6th March 2019.
The description for the event is below and you can buy tickets here. All proceeds from ticket sales ill be donated to Bloody Good Period, our partner on the #FreePeriods movement who work to help end period poverty in the UK.
Wed, Mar 6 at 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
69 Brook St, Mayfair, London W1K 4ER, UK
Hosted by “the voice of Gen Z feminism” (Evening Standard, 2018) and Sunday Times best-seller Scarlett Curtis, Audible’s Spoken Worlds: To The Woman welcomes an exceptional panel of remarkable women from the podcast series including June Sarpong, Lisa Luxx and Sangeeta Pillai amongst others. Guests will be asked to write their own letters and treated to an exclusive first listen of letters which have been written and narrated for Audible’s To The Woman podcast. The evening will conclude with a panel discussion, audience Q&A and a chance for attendees to write and share their own letters to the women they’re thankful for.