5 speakers 15 minutes each
Tue 7th Mar 2017
5x15 and The Pool: On Anxiety
Estée Lalonde is one of the stand-out voices of the digital generation. A beauty and lifestyle blogger and social influencer, she has attracted a global audience of millions across her YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat platforms and is known for her friendly, honest and relatable personality. Estée won InStyle UK’s Best Beauty Reviewer Award in 2015 and has partnered up with a number of key global brands, from Burberry and The Body Shop to the United Nations for their Global Goals campaign. Her debut book Bloom is about discovering who you are and how you interpret that through the lifestyle choices you make.
Susie Orbach is the founder of the Women's Therapy Centre of London; a former columnist for The Guardian; a visiting professor at the London School of Economics; and the author of Fat is a Feminist Issue, which has sold over a million copies. She is probably the most famous psychotherapist to have set up couch in Britain since Sigmund Freud. She lives in London, near to Freud's last address.
Gemma Cairney is a multi-award winning broadcaster, writer, producer and general polymath. She currently presents The Surgery on BBC Radio 1. As the network’s only speech-based show, it focuses on tackling the everyday issues of young people and creating positive social action. She has racked up a breadth of experience across the BBC networks including Radio 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and, most recently, the BBC World Service, and covers Glastonbury each year on BBC1 and BBC2. Gemma is known for her irreverent approach, insatiable appetite for telling stories and sparkling imagination. Outside the BBC she owns her own production company called Boom Shakalaka Productions, where she oversees different audio, visual and arts content. She has edited and written for various publications, including The Pool, Elle, Red, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, the Guardian and The Debrief. She is ‘Artist In Residence’ at The Southbank Centre and is on the committee for Women Of The World Festival. Outside work she loves to DJ garage classics at parties and lives by the sea, where she can be found wild swimming in a tidal pool.
Sam Baker grew up in Hampshire and after a degree in politics at Birmingham University became a journalist. She has edited some of the UK’s biggest magazines and was Editor in Chief of Red for six years. In 2015 she co-founded The Pool, the online platform that makes inspiring and original content for busy women.