"Catastrophic pessimism threatens to overwhelm transformative optimism."

Lynne Segal is a socialist feminist and Anniversary Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at Birkbeck College. An accomplished academic and activist, Segal's life at the beating heart of women's lib is an eclectic tapestry of praxis. For the past 50 years, her London home has been a commune and a hub of feminist and community activism, and she remains at the forefront of battles for social justice.

Segal has penned many influential texts on feminism, socialism and gender, co-authoring with the likes of Sheila Rowbotham and Hilary Wainwright. Armed with insights from her latest work, Lean on Me: A Politics of Radical Car, Segal comes to the festival with a compelling manifesto for building a more egalitarian and nurturing world.

"One of the most important figures of the British Women's Liberation Movement." - Amia Srinivasan

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