Laura is available to speak about Bare Reality and Manhood, body image, photography and the experience of crowdfunding.

Past and future events:

  • Shape Your Culture workshop, Brighton, December 2014
  • Woman Up! Stockton, January 2015
  • Liking What We See panel discussion, International Women’s Day, Brighton, March 2015
  • National Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Fellows Meeting, Liverpool, May 2015
  • Medical Women’s Federation, after dinner speaker, Manchester, May 2015
  • Wandsworth Women’s Institute, London, May 2015
  • Association of Breastfeeding Mothers conference, June 2015
  • Nudefest, Cornwall, July 2015
  • Book signing at Barton’s Bookshop in Leatherhead, Surrey, 12th September 2015
  • Talk and booking signing at Waterstones, Brighton, 21st September 2015
  • Women in Business, Shard, London, 8th October 2015
  • Panel debate, ‘The Battle Over Breasts: Good breasts, bad breasts, why the fuss about breasts in public?’, Battle of Ideas Festival at the Barbican, London, 18th October 2015
  • Applied Qualitative Conference in Psychology, University of Derby, 21st October 2015
  • Talk, Clapham Women’s Institute, 3rd November 2015
  • Book talk at Housmans Bookshop, 11th December 2015
  • Books East Festival, Ipswish, 15th May 2016
  • Association of Breastfeeding Mothers conference, Birmingham, 11th June 2016
  • Book talk and workshop, MGS04 Literary Festival, Epsom, June 2016
  • Panel discussion on International Women’s Day at Viridian Housing, March 2017
  • Women in Art, Shoreditch House, 28 June 2017
  • Clapham Women’s Institute, London, 5th September
  • Scarlett Ladies, London, 19th September 
  • British Naturism, Birmingham, 8 October 2017
  • Being a Man Festival, Southbank, London, 24th-26th November (date tbc) 

“Laura Dodsworth is an engaging speaker who attracted a diverse audience to her Bare Reality talk recently at The University of Derby. She drew on her experience as a feminist, author, artist and woman and the audience were taken on a powerful journey with her as she narrated stories from the women she interviewed and photographed. She also critically discussed the body-focused cultural context from which they arose in a way that was accessible to everyone. She shared personal reflections, exploring her own sense of self and body as a woman. This opened the door for the audience to reflect upon their own body image and how they relate to people who live in bodies of all shapes, sizes and ages. I would highly recommend inviting Laura to present to any audience to raise awareness of real bodies and how we live in them.
Dr Fiona Holland, Senior Lecturer, Psychology Department, University of Derby