A couple of weeks ago I attended an event which I have been looking forward to for a little while now. That event was the Holly Bourne, The Places I’ve Cried in Public event at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate. It was such a wonderful event and I wanted to do a little recap of it all, so here is that recap!
First of all this event was in partnership with Manchester Women’s Aid and the Pankhurst trust which I thought was wonderful because £1 of each ticket sale was donated to both associations and went towards helping them in all their wonderful work that they do.
Holly Bourne was in discussion with Amna Abdullatif for just over an hour and they spoke about a lot of things from romance, feminism, healthy relationships, the metoo movement and of course they talked about crying in public. It was such an informative discussion and they both raised some very important points throughout it.
I love hearing Holly Bourne talk at events and always leave them inspired and this one was no different. Not only was I inspired by Holly though I was also inspired by Amna and all the work that Manchester Women’s Aid do.
The audience asked so many important questions about healthy relationship, how as friends we can help someone we know in unhealthy relationships and a lot more.
After the talk, Holly was doing a signing and of course I had brought me copy of The Places I’ve Cried in Public to be signed. Holly was so wonderful and took her time to talk to me about my own experience being in an unhealthy relationship.
If you haven’t already read The Places I’ve Cried in Public you need to give it a go. It is such an important book and I will be recommending it for years to come. I have actually written a full review of this book which you can find here.
The Places I’ve Cried in Public event was a lot of fun, it inspired me and so many important things were discussed. Thank you to Amna, Waterstones, Usborne and Holly Bourne for the wonderful event and I cannot wait for the next.