Florence Given (she/her), Cosmopolitan’s Influencer of the Year 2019, is a 21-year-old London-based artist 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 359k+ followers and has an exceptionally high engagement rate of 14.62% (Jan 2020).
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’s debut literary offering ‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty’ (Casell) will hit shelves in June 2020 and has already sold more than 10,000 pre-orders as of May 2020. The book will expand on Florence’s essays and is a feminist call to arms to women.
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 361k+ / Engagement 11.17% / Ave Likes 38k / Ave Comments 2.2k