Florence Given (she/her), Cosmopolitan’s Influencer of the Year 2019, is a 21-year-old Sunday Times Best-Selling and youngest Author to hold a top five spot for 12 weeks in a row. She is a London-based artist who addresses social issues with unique and playful illustrations and an aesthetic reminiscent of the 1970s.
In 2018 Florence launched a petition to cancel Netflix’s controversial fat-shaming series ‘Insatiable’, it gained over 300,000 signatures in a matter of days. The story became global news and Florence appeared on many international news networks and in a variety of publications across the US and UK.
Florence’s work confronts oppressive attitudes towards women and their bodies and she uses her platform to raise awareness of issues surrounding sexuality, consent, race and gender. Florence shares her bold illustrations accompanied by a short essay on her Instagram to her 500k+ followers and has an exceptionally high engagement rate of 14.62% (Jan 2020).
Florence’s debut literary offering ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’ (Casell, June 2020) is a Sunday Times Best-Seller. At the time of writing, it had held a top 5 position for 8 weeks. A remarkable achievement for a 21-year-old debutant author. The book comprises of a series of essays on modern feminism, picking up from her where her Instagram leaves off.
Florence’s limited edition T-shirt commissioned by Weekday featured her slogan “Women Don’t Owe You Pretty” and sold out in under an hour.
Florence designed the merchandise for Rita Ora’s Girls Tour in May 2018 and Florence’s own merchandising range features her sloganary and illustrations on T-shirts, phone cases, totes and prints.
Florence has collaborated with numerous global brands as both a commissioned illustrator as well as the face of numerous billboard campaigns.
SOCIAL STATS INSTAGRAM: Followers 555k+ / Engagement 11.79% / Ave Likes 64.9k / Ave Comments 2.2k