Author Winnie Li visits Nexus NI

We were delighted to have Winnie visit with us today.  Winnie M Li is a writer, activist, and rape survivor.  In 2008, she was violently raped in a park in West Belfast by a 15-year-old stranger, in an assault that was widely covered by the media.  That event has led her to devote her professional skills to changing the public conversation about sexual assault.  She is Co-Founder of the Clear Lines Festival, the UK’s first-ever festival addressing sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion. A Harvard graduate, Winnie has written on the topic across a variety of formats, and her debut novel, DARK CHAPTER, has been listed by Stylist Magazine as one of the Top 10 Debut novels of 2017.  Through her PhD research at the London School of Economics, she is exploring the impact of social media on the public dialogue about rape and recovery. She has also been shortlisted for the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize, recognising women who work against male violence. http://winniemli.com

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