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Navigating the what's what of women's health is hard, and there is no shortage of myths and misinformation to sort through.

Join us for an important discussion focusing on some of the most misunderstood conditions like PCOS, endometriosis, hormonal imbalances and menopause. Gain valuable insights and practical tips and support. 

Our panel includes Dr. Emily Simon, a GP specialising in women's health, and Florence Schechter, science communicator and founder of the Vagina Museum, the world's first brick-and-mortar museum dedicated to the gynaecological anatomy.

The conversation will be facilitated by Eleanor Cartwright, co-founder of Sisterland, a feminist art and thought space in north London.

All are welcome at this event.

Suggested for those in their 20s and beyond. 

Dr Emily Simon

Dr Emily Simon is a GP with a special interest in Women’s Health and Sexual Health, and a consultant in psychosexual medicine. She works at The Brook Surgery as a private doctor, and in the NHS, as a specialist doctor for the Haringey Islington Community Gynaecology Service. She is the joint clinical Lead for Women’s Health at The Brook. She sits on the council for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive health. 

She has previously worked at The Brandon Centre which is a sexual health clinic for teenagers and young adults, and in Community Gynaecology at The Royal Free hospital providing family planning, menopause and abortion care. She was the GP representative for the clinical advisory group for The London Sexual Health Transformation project. 

She is passionate about education, is a registered GP trainer and lectures regularly in Medical Schools and GP training seminars. She has also spent years training GPs in matters related to Sexual health and menopause. 

She is passionate about delivering safe, efficient, high-quality care to women of all ages, and encouraging them to understand and feel empowered in their own healthcare decisions. 

Florence Schechter

Florence Schechter is the director and founder of the Vagina Museum.

Her background is in science communication and she has a degree in biochemistry from the University of Birmingham. Since it opened in 2019 in Camden Market, the Vagina Museum has been covered in international news from The New York Times to The Lancet to TIME magazine to even appearing in a joke in SNL's Weekend Update. The Museum relocated to Bethnal Green in 2022. The museum has received over 175,000 visitors.

She has presented at a number of conferences around the world about her work in activist museums. She has spoken about Vs everywhere, from the British Library, Science Museum, Royal Institution, The Courtauld Institute of Art and Tate Modern, to name a few.

She came highly commended in the Women of the Future Awards 2017 in the arts and culture category for her work in the museum sector, won a Sexual Freedom Award in 2019 and was nominated for the Rising Star of the Year award by DIVA in 2020.

Her debut book, "V: An empowering celebration of the vulva and vagina" was published by Penguin Random House in March 2023.

Eleanor Cartwright

Elli is co-founder of Sisterland, a feminist art and thought space in north London. 

For their first project last year, the Sisterland Collective built A Grotto of Her Own - a fantasy feminist reimagining of the Christmas grotto. Visitors were invited to come and explore a glittering walk-through vulva, vagina and womb cave in celebration of female power! 

The Grotto met with widespread media acclaim and brought Sisterland to the attention of hundreds of women who visited the space, attended artist-led workshops and began following their work on Instagram @agrottoofherown

Before she helped build a fanny grotto and feminist sanctuary, Elli spent 15 years in marketing at Tate Modern, falling in love with feminist art and becoming an embarrassing feminist mother to three children.

Please note

This event will take place in the building. 

A booking fee of £2 will be added to all orders. 

Date - Thu 30 May 2024 7:00pm


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