Penguin presents the audiobook edition of On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back written and read by Stacey Dooley.
Put yourself in their shoes.
In 2007, Stacey Dooley was a twenty-something working in fashion retail. She was selected to take part in the BBC series Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts which saw her live and work alongside Indian factory workers making clothes for the UK High Street. This sparked her series of hugely popular investigations, establishing her as one of BBC3’s most celebrated presenters.
Through the course of her documentary making, Stacey has covered a variety of topics, from sex trafficking in Cambodia, to Yazidi women fighting back in Syria. At the core of her reporting are incredible women in extraordinary and scarily ordinary circumstances – from sex workers in Russia, to victims of domestic violence in Honduras. In her first book, On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back, Stacey draws on her encounters with these brave and wonderful women, using their experiences as a vehicle to explore issues at the centre of female experience. From gender equality and domestic violence, to sex trafficking and sexual identity, Stacey weaves these global strands together in an exploration of what it is to be women in the world today.
In 2007, Stacey Dooley was a twenty-something working in fashion retail. Now, she’s made over 50 documentaries, covering topics ranging from sex trafficking in Cambodia to Yazidi women fighting back in Syria. In this extract from On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back, she tells us how a serendipitous stint on BBC's TV series Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts changed her life.