• WoWFEST19 Presents: Munroe Bergdorf and Lady Phyll

  • Tue, 07-05-2019 at 19:30
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool
    107 Old Hall Street
    L3 9BD Liverpool
WoWFEST19 Presents: Munroe Bergdorf and Lady Phyll - Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool - Liverpool

WoWFEST19 is thrilled to present 'Munroe Bergdorf in Conversation with Lady Phyll'..Join Munroe Bergdorf for a frank discussion on the challenges and opportunities of online activism, body image and carving out your own space.Familiar for her refreshingly honest insight into ‘white privilege’, diversity and the LGBT+ community, Model and Activist Munroe Bergdorf has proven herself as the brave and bold voice which our society needs. An icon in an age of increasing social awareness, Bergdorf uses her sizeable profile to advocate for a fairer world and to empower individuals to fight for positive change. Munroe regularly appears on national and international television news to comment on race, diversity, gender and LGBTQ+ topics and writes for publications including Grazia, i-D, them.us, Paper Magazine, The Evening Standard, The Guardian, Stylist Magazine and The Sunday Times Style. She is also the newly appointed LGBT+ editor for Dazed Beauty and was part of 2018’s OUT 100. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, affectionately known as Lady Phyll, is the co-founder of UK Black Pride. She is a senior official at the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) trade union, trustee of Kaleidoscope Trust, patron of the Albert Kennedy Trust, and a writer and public speaker focusing on race, gender, sexuality and class. She’s the recipient of numerous awards for her work in the LGBTQI community, including Campaigner of the Year at the 2017 European Diversity Awards.In partnership with Raddison Blu. Writing on the Wall invites you to our 20th annual festival, under the theme - 'Where Are We Now? Change is in the air. All that is solid, like the icecaps, is melting into air. Things fall apart - can the centre hold? The rich are getting richer, but otherwise uncertainty is the order of the day; Brexit, climate change, class, feminism, gender, race, populism, fake news, digital surveillance, and more, much more, are changing and challenging all our old conceptions. The stage is now set for WoWFest19 to seek answers to the question...