Laura Dodsworth is an author, journalist and photographer and has been called a ‘latter-day punchy Cassandra’ and a ‘Slayer of Taboos’. She doesn’t sit on the fence. Her latest book, A STATE OF FEAR: HOW THE UK GOVERNMENT WEAPONISED FEAR DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, was a Sunday Times Bestseller and described as an ‘important book’ by Lord Sumption.
Her previous books BARE REALITY: 100 WOMEN, THEIR BREASTS, THEIR STORIES, MANHOOD: THE BARE REALITY, and WOMANHOOD: THE BARE REALITY attracted worldwide media coverage. These were followed by the five-star Channel 4 documentary 100 Vaginas – a ‘poetic taboo buster’ and ‘firmly and relentless radical’ – and what is quite possibly the only age-rated TEDx talk on the internet. She co-directed Scars for The Guardian about the emotional and psychological histories which lie beneath healed wounds.
Her work defies neat categorisation, but follows a trajectory of instinctive interest in the the untold story, our lives, the taboo and what makes us who we are.
Her next book will be published in 2023.