Florence Given (she/her) is an international record-breaking two-time Sunday Times Best-Selling author, an award winning podcaster and an illustrator.
She set a record as the youngest author ever to maintain a position in the top 5 of the Sunday Times Bestseller list for 12 consecutive weeks with her debut book, Women Don’t Owe You Pretty (2020), which has sold over 600,000 copies to date. The book has been translated into 15 languages and is available in Tesco stores across the UK and in Target stores in the US.
Across Florence’s work, she has challenged oppressive attitudes toward women and their bodies, using her platform to raise awareness of issues related to sexuality, consent, race, and gender. She aims to empower women to love themselves and express who they truly are. She encourages them to do have a lust for life, to wear what they feel comfortable in, to have the confidence to travel solo and to find their joy.
In 2018, Florence’s advocacy made headlines when she launched a petition to cancel Netflix’s controversial fat-shaming series ‘Insatiable,’ which quickly garnered over 300,000 signatures. The story became global news, with Florence featuring on international news networks and in various publications in the U.S. and UK. Moreover, a limited-edition T-shirt by Weekday which was emblazoned with her slogan, “Women Don’t Owe You Pretty,” sold out in under an hour.
While Florence’s audience continued to grow, her merchandise range which features her slogans and illustrations on T-shirts, phone cases, tote bags, and prints also rose to success. She previously designed the merchandise for Rita Ora’s Girls Tour in May 2018 and most recently she has launched her iconic lip ring which sold out in 2 weeks.
Alongside this, Florence collaborated with various global brands on campaigns that continued to empower female audiences. She was the first UK artist to collaborate with Barbie on a limited edition print inspired by their iconic Dreamhouse. She created a bespoke illustration for Always as part of their ‘Period Poverty’ campaign. She was the face for Tinder’s #SingleNotSorry billboard campaigns and featured as one of Estrid’s ‘Human Beauty’ 2023 campaign, which reached 16 million viewers on national UK television alone.
In 2021, Florence launched her debut award winning podcast ‘Exactly’ where Floss explored topics like sex, envy, queer history and body image in a nuanced and enlightening way. The format gave its audience a permission slip to follow their curiosity, feel empowered, be educated and see the joy in life with compelling conversations with cultural commentators, authors, doctors, psychologists and celebrity guests.
After the success of Florence’s first book, she then announced the release of her debut novel ‘Girlcrush’ which went straight in at Number 1 in the Sunday Times Best Seller list. The book is a dark feminist retelling of Jekyll & Hyde that covers the seductive modern-day exploration of life as an openly bisexual woman who is also becoming a viral sensation and how this takes her on a journey of self-destruction and discovery.
Coming up Florence will release her 3rd book, ‘Women Living Deliciously’ which will help women uncover
the sense of awe and wonder that has been buried by the layers of shame, perfectionism and self-objectification that get piled on us by the patriarchy. This book will unpack the many barriers women face when trying to access joy, so that they can discover the delicious life that’s theirs for the taking.