Florence Given (she/her) is a 22 year old Sunday Times Best-Selling, record-breaking author and an award-winning influencer.
With the launch of her debut book ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’ (Cassel June 2020) Florence became the youngest author to hold a position in the top 5 of the Sunday Times best-seller list for a consecutive 12 weeks in a row. By November 2020 the book had sold over 100,000 copies and been acquired for translation into 11 languages.
Florence’s work confronts oppressive attitudes towards women and their bodies and she uses her platform to raise awareness of issues surrounding sexuality, consent, race and gender. Florence shares her bold illustrations accompanied by a short essay on her Instagram to her 550k+ followers and has an exceptionally high engagement rate of 14.62% (Jan 2020).
In 2018 Florence launched a petition to cancel Netflix’s controversial fat-shaming series ‘Insatiable’, it gained over 300,000 signatures in a matter of days. The story became global news and Florence appeared on many international news networks and in a variety of publications across the US and UK.