5 speakers 15 minutes each

Nimco Ali

No Such Thing as Oversharing

Nimco Ali is a British Somali feminist, social activist and prolific social media commentator. She is co-founder and director of Daughters of Eve, a survivor led organisation which has helped to transform the approach to ending female genital mutilation (FGM). Nimco has also worked on The Girl Generation: Together To End FGM campaign, which celebrates the Africa-led movement to end FGM in one generation.

Currently she is an ambassador for #MAKERSUK. Makers is AOL’s women’s leadership platform that highlights the stories of groundbreaking women today to create the leaders of tomorrow. Most recently she was named by the Sunday Times as one of Debrett’s 500 most influential people in Britain. She is a trustee of Women for Refugee Women and a committee member of the Women’s Equality Party. Based in Bristol and London, Nimco will be talking about oversharing: “I have spent the last few years talking very openly about my Fanny, some might say oversharing at times. It is not something that I wanted to do but it is something that has set me free. In my attempt to get us to talk more about vaginas so we can keep them safe, I have found some of the deepest and most powerful experiences”