Between the social media democratisation of personal stories and polarised news outlets, anything considered “taboo” can often be relegated to tabloid headlines or moved on from as instantaneously as an instagram caption. How do we get further than this and get the media to see whole people and nuance behind topics like sex, mental health and gender? Our speakers talk about these seemingly “taboo” subjects in the pursuit of storytelling that unites, rather than divides us all, seeing that we have more in common than we do apart.
Chaired by Sadhbh O’Sullivan, co-editor of Ladybeard
Munroe Bergdorf – Familiar for her refreshingly honest insight into ‘white privilege’, diversity and the LGBT+ community, Model and Activist Munroe Bergdorf has proven herself as the brave and bold voice which our society needs. An icon in an age of increasing social awareness, Bergdorf uses her sizeable profile to advocate for a fairer world and to empower individuals to fight for positive change. Munroe regularly appears on national and international television news to comment on race, diversity, gender and LGBTQ+ topics and writes for publications including Grazia, i-D, them.us, Paper Magazine, The Evening Standard, The Guardian, Stylist Magazine and The Sunday Times Style. She is also the newly appointed LGBT+ editor for Dazed Beauty and will be part of this year’s OUT 100.
Jo Nastari is a Brazilian British actress, playwright and theatre maker based in London. Her stripper stigma-smashing play, Fuck You Pay Me, had a recent a sell-out, award-winning run at Vault Festival.