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Travis Alabanza is a performer, writer and theatre maker. In the last two years they have been noted by numerous publications, such as ARTSY, ID AND MOBO _AWARDS, as one of the most prominent emerging queer artistic voices, and also listed in OUT as an influential queer figure, appeared in campaigns with MAC X ASOS and performed across the country and internationally. Their unique mixture of performance, poetry, style, political views and risk taking performances has given them a unique placement both nationally and internationally.
Known for increasingly paving much of the UK conversation around trans politics, Alabanza has became a staple part of the London queer scene and further afield. Giving talks and performances at over 40 UK univerisities.
Their debut poetry book ‘Before I step Outside (you love me)’ released in 2017 has been shipped to over 19 countries world wide and listed as one of the top trans literary books of 2017. With this book they also have toured Europe and the United States performing and reading it to over 200 venues and countless audiences.
Learn more about Travis at http://travisalabanza.co.uk
Jes Baker is a positive, progressive, and magnificently irreverent force to be reckoned within the realm of self-love advocacy and mental health. She believes in the importance of body autonomy, hard conversations, strong coffee, and even stronger language. After creating satirical versions of Abercrombie & Fitch advertisements in 2013, she ended up on the Today Show, marking her arrival as a voice in the current body liberation movement.
When not writing, Jes spends her time speaking , working with plus size clothing companies, providing body image coaching, taking pictures in her underwear and trying to convince her cats that they like to wear bow ties.
Learn more about Jes at www.TheMilitantBaker.com and www.JesBaker.com
Photo credit: Velvet d'Amour (Volup2)
Tackling taboo subjects with charm, razor-sharp timing and a hugely likable personality, Danish comedian Sofie Hagen is revered in her home country and across the UK. A multi-award-winning comedian, Sofie has taken out multiple Best Newcomer awards and has gone on to appear on TV and radio in both Denmark and England.
"... eyecatchingly odd and disarmingly honest..." - The Independent
As seem and heard on: BBC3, BBC1, RADIO 4, COMEDY CENTRAL, CHANNEL 4 and more.
Winner Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2015
Winner Chortle Awards Best Newcomer 2014
Learn more about Sofie at www.sofiehagen.com
Amrou Al-Kadhi is the founder of drag troupe Denim and has written an episode for Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon’s upcoming series for Apple (US), Little America, as well as for BBC America’s hotly-anticipated series, The Watch, based on the Discworld Novels of Sir Terry Pratchett.
Amrou has two original TV-series in development, one with Channel 4 Comedy and the other with BBC Drama.
Amrou has written and directed four short films that focus on the intersection of queer identity and race, and has features in development with Film4, the BFI and BBC films. Their journalism has appeared in the Guardian, Independent, Gay Times, Attitude, CNN and Little White Lies, among other publications. Unicorn is Amrou’s first book.
Learn more about Amrou at http://www.amroualkadhi.com
Michelle Elman is an author of “Am I Ugly”, speaker, accredited life coach and award-winning body positive activist.
She created her campaign Scarred Not Scared in 2015 after she noticed there wasn’t enough representation for scars. Michelle has also earned a strong reputation as a speaker on these topics with her talks being praised as “relatable” and “honest”. Most recently, she gave a TedX talk in London and the talk titled "Have You Hated Your Body Enough?" has gone on to be viewed over 50,000 times.
Learn more about Michelle at www.MichelleElman.com
Scottee is an artist and showoff. You may have seen one of his award-winning theatre shows, heard him on the radio as one of BBC Radio 4’s token working-class voices or seen one of his thirsty posts on Instagram. His work is often about the stuff we tend to avoid talking about at dinner parties. Some people think he is alright, others think he is a bit of a prick.
Learn more about Scottee at https://www.scottee.co.uk
With her infectious laugh and high energy, Rosie Jones brings ‘huge laughs’ (Chortle) and has quickly become a must-see act on the comedy circuit. The ex-television researcher was awarded second place in the Leicester Mercury’s New Comedian Of The Year 2018, and has already starred on 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Last Leg: The Correspondents. Rosie takes her debut hour to the Edinburgh Festival this summer, and is also busy scriptwriting, as she has a couple of sitcoms in development. With seemingly no end to her talents, Rosie is also an incredible actor most recently making her primetime debut as Serena in a Silent Witness two-part special.
‘Fresh, mischievous and utterly charming’ -The List
‘It’s rare to see a comedian who exudes such joy’ -Chortle
Learn more about Rosie at RosieJonesComedy.com