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Lucy-Anne Holmes embarked on personal sexual revolution that began with disappointment and ended with day-long orgasms and taking on one of the biggest newspapers in the world. Don’t Hold My Head Down is the story of finding feminism through sex. Funny, frank and inspiring activist and author talks with RNZ’s BANG! podcast creator, Melody Thomas.

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Lucy-Anne Holmes

United Kingdom

Writer and Activist

Lucy-Anne Holmes is a writer and campaigner. Her last novel Just a Girl Standing In Front of a Boy won the Romantic Novelists Association 'Rom Com of the Year 2015' and she founded the successful No More Page 3 campaign. She lives in Hertfordshire with her partner and young son.

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Melody Thomas

Aotearoa / New Zealand

Broadcaster and Producer

Melody Thomas is a writer, columnist and broadcaster - best known for her hit RNZ podcast BANG!, which is currently in production for a fourth season. Using real stories told by real people, BANG! is a frank (but often entertaining) exploration of sex, sexuality and relationships .


Renouf Foyer, Michael Fowler Centre

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