As part of Pride month, we’re focusing our attention on Pinkwashing; what it is, why it’s bad and what we can all do to achieve meaningful change.
To mark the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we’re delighted to share that we'll be hosting a live chat with Shon Faye, writer, journalist and podcaster; her first book, The Transgender Issue, will be published by Penguin Press in September 2021.
Shon was born in Bristol, and is now based in London. After training as a lawyer, she left the law to pursue writing and campaigning, working in the charity sector with Amnesty International and Stonewall. She was an editor-at-large at Dazed, and her writing has been published by the Guardian, the Independent and Vice, among others. Faye recently launched an acclaimed podcast series, Call Me Mother, interviewing trailblazing LGBTQ elders.
Joining David Blackett, Senior Strategist at ENGINE, Shon will share her thoughts on pinkwashing and why it's harmful before looking at a few campaigns to discuss what they achieved and if they could have done anything differently.