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Florence Schechter standing next to a sculpture of a sequined menstrual cup

Florence Schechter is a consultant who specialises in the cultural and creative industries. Her debut book "V: An Empowering Celebration of the Vulva and Vagina" was published with Penguin Random House in 2023. She is also an accomplished speaker having appeared on stage, TV, radio and podcasts.

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BBC

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Guardian
Guardian

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The New York Times
The New York Times

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Libération
Libération

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DIVA Magazine
DIVA Magazine

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The Bookseller
The Bookseller

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GQ
GQ

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SNL
SNL

Weekend Update

Femtech insider
Femtech insider

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Stanford Social Innovation Review
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Exhibiting the Vagina

Vice
Vice

We Asked the Director of the World's First Vagina Museum: Why?

TIME
TIME

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Forbes
Forbes

The World's First Vagina Museum Encourages Conversation Around Gynecological Health

Cosmopolitan
Cosmopolitan

The world's first vagina museum opens in London

The Standard
The Standard

Vagina Museum founder Florence Schechter on body politics, teasing trolls and millennia of marginalisation

Irish Examiner
Irish Examiner

Founder of the Vagina Museum: 'Society tells us that our bodies are dirty'

Pink News
Pink News

Vagina Museum to host inclusive takeover that ‘uplifts trans voices’

Time Out London
Time Out London

The Vagina Museum is officially reopening

Prospect
Prospect

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Creative Review
Creative Review

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Blooloop
Blooloop

The Vagina Museum: removing taboos and challenging misconceptions

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A start in science communication

After graduating in 2014 with a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham, Florence started her science communication career. She built up a science YouTube channel with almost two million views. She then interned at QI, the hit BBC show, for 8 months and was the main researcher for their app "Qiktionary". In 2016, she enrolled in the Wellcome Trust funded "Talent Factory", a mentorship programme for emerging science communication talent in the UK. She was invited to be part of the Trajectory, Ideas and Ambassadors Board of Cheltenham Science Festival in 2017 which advises on programming and strategy for the annual festival.

The Vagina Museum is born

In 2017, she started the project to build the world's first bricks and mortar museum about the gynaecological anatomy - the Vagina Museum. She has won a number of awards for her work and been featured in the media internationally. The Vagina Museum has been covered in international news from The New York Times to The Guardian to The Lancet to TIME magazine to even appearing in a joke in SNL's Weekend Update

Florence goes public

​She has spoken around the world about her work in activist museums at science festivals, museums and conferences - including France, Ireland, USA and Canada. In the UK, she has spoken at the Southbank Centre, Sotheby's Institute of Art, British Library, Tate Modern, Royal Institution, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Royal Society and The Roundhouse, just to name a few.

 

Florence is an accomplished presenter on TV, radio and live on stage. She has been an expert contributor on TV documentaries Queer Planet (Sky Nature) and Engineering Catastrophes (Science Channel). She was also a writer and presenter on the podcast Chemistry In It's Element (Royal Society of Chemistry), written for and presented on The Boring Talks (BBC) and voiced an explainer for the cancer charity Eve Appeal.

Her debut book "V: An Empowering Celebration of the Vulva and Vagina" was published by Penguin Random House in March 2023. She has written for the Metro, Huffington Post and DIVA Magazine.

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