Hi, I’m Abby. I am a writer, human, artist, band member, feminist, environmentalist, and food lover.
I like to create books, videos, songs, and drawings; to eat food (my favorite cuisines are Asian and South American); to spend time with my family and friends; and to experience the world through traveling. I love nature and would like to live outdoors, if only the laptop situation was easier. I have a passion for Instagram.
I am very interested in how the concept of gender affects us, and how we can, as individuals, decide to look at each other as people and not genders. I am a humanist, which means I believe in the power of people and not in religions. As a feminist, I try to support women, men and the non-binary to be able to live freely and equally without the repression of assumption or gendered thinking. I believe in peace, love, happiness, welfare, libraries, free healthcare, and free education for all ages, and am a member of the Green Party in the UK.
I have two published novels, and have written for The Guardian online, The Huffington Post, and edited the Books section of Phoenix Magazine (2011-2014). I also edit a zine called I Hope You Like Feminist Rants.
I am one half of a feminist band called GIRLBOY. Our singles “Jennifer Lawrence” and “Girls Won’t Mind” are out now on iTunes (also watch our cool videos on youtube). I would like to continue to write books, and also to make art in many different ways.
Winner of an American Library Association ALEX Award for adult books with special meaning for teens for GOLDEN BOY (2014)
Shortlisted for a LAMBDA Award for Best Debut LGBT Fiction for GOLDEN BOY (2014)
Named one of the most powerful 25 people under 25 in London. England, and a ‘Power 1000″ person, by the London Evening Standard (2013)