In 2018, Florence Given 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 she appeared on many news networks across the US and UK, as well as being interviewed for various publications including Huffington Post and Grazia. A London-based artist and writer, Florence addresses social issues with unique and playful illustrations. She grew up in Plymouth and attended London College of Fashion. Boasting over 450k followers on Instagram, her 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 designed the merchandise for Rita Ora's Girls Tour in May 2018, curated her first exhibition 'Girls Uninterrupted', and designed a limited-edition t-shirt for the fashion brand WEEKDAY. Alongside the tee (which featured the slogan "WOMEN DON'T OWE YOU PRETTY"), the entire collection sold out in under an hour.
Florence Given is an absolute powerhouse who relentlessly reminds women and femmes of their power, worth and intelligence through witty illustrations, clever ideas and an unwavering sense of confidence to deliver it all. Florence has a way of effortlessly reminding you of who you were before the world barged in and I hope as many people as possible are able to cross paths with her wonder! - Chidera Eggerue AKA The Slumflower, author of What A Time to Be AloneAn incredibly empowering artist. - Rita OraGame-changing. - Diva MagazineA vital read...empowering. - GayTimesAn accessible exploration of feminism built around the historic and modern expectations of women. - Living etcA deep dive into subjects like self-love, empowerment and patriarchy [that] aims to appeal to women (and men!) in all stages of their feminist journeys. - Wonderland MagazineA comet trapped in a human. - Catherine Gray, bestselling author of Unexpected Joy of Being Sober