Tell us about A Girl’s Guide To Personal Hygiene. What brought this project about and how was it received by the public?
I started the project because I wanted to unearth the dirty truth about the gross things girls do and don’t tell anyone about. When I set up a Facebook group, asking all my girlfriends for the most disgusting stories they had to tell, I didn’t expect there to be such an outpouring. People were really on board with the project which was so encouraging. I get a few people wincing, it’s definitely not up everyone’s street, and I think my grandmother was a bit dismayed at the launch night! The “extended version” of the Guide is going to be published in 2018 by Soft Skull Press (scuse the plug), and they’re based in America, so I’m interested to see how it goes down over there. English people have a penchant for toilet humour, I think, and I wonder if it’ll translate.
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