E15 Louise O’Neill: Author & Feminist

Screen shot 2015-02-18 at 14.05.59

In this episode I was joined by the charming, intelligent, and fiercely honest Louise O’ Neill. Louise is an author and feminist who is currently best known for her prizewinning book ‘Only Ever Yours‘ which is a terrifying and timely examination of the pressure on girls to conform to society’s expectations of beauty.

The interview is a whopper at an hour and a bit and we covered  loads of topics, including:

  1. What made Louise finish ‘Only Ever Yours‘ having failed at several previous writing attempts.
  2. Louise’s 10 year experience with anorexia and bulimia.
  3. Modern sexism and relevance of feminism.

Louise says in the interview that she expresses herself better in writing than in person but she was a brilliantly warm and engaging conversationalist.  Louise won’t hear this interview (she never reads or listens to her interviews) but you’ll be glad that you did.


If you haven't left a review for my podcast please do it now here.  Thanks.
You can find lots more about Louise, as well as read some of her writing, by visiting her site here.
Here's what The Guardian had to say about Only Ever Yours.
You can buy the book on Kindle (which I did) or online or the old fashioned way.  To sample the first chapter or so click here to get the look inside from amazon.
Follow Louise on twitter @oneilllo (That's 3 ls)

One thought on “E15 Louise O’Neill: Author & Feminist”

It's good to talk

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s