The Sunday Times BestsellerPut 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 BBC3s 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 equa...
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On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back Reviews
I read this after watching one of Stacey's documentaries: I loved her approach and was so impressed by her courage. I found the book interesting and a very tough read, for obvious reasons. It's rather affecting to spend a week reading about the atrocities going on in the world today, and it definitely made me want to do something to help, and make others more aware. I also enjoyed learning more about Stacey, as her personality is such an important draw in the documentaries, and she comes across ...more
This book adds another dimension to Stacey’s previous documentaries, her writing style is effortless and very easy to read. The book is harrowing and eye opening, I would definitely recommend giving it a read.
Stacey Dooley is an unexpected serious journalist and documentary maker. As she says herself, she is a girl from Luton who spent her wages of clothes and having fun. Until she didn't any more. Until she became aware of where all the fashion she enjoyed came from, and at what cost. And then began the awakening that has resulted in this important docu-journalist telling essential stories.
I have seen some of her documentaries and I think they work as television because she is not your average journ ...more
I am absolutely obsessed with Stacey Dooley's documentaries and have followed her work for quite a few years... so when I heard she was releasing a book I was ecstatic !
This book follows the many women she has met during her travels across the world. The women she meets usually come from impoverished conditions and have had to deal with horrifying events, something very different to how I live my every day life.
Stacey gives such an important voice to these women, she gives them a chance to ...more
An accompaniment to the BBC3 documentaries
In this book Stacey Dooley revisits her BBC3 documentaries, to bring to attention the trials faced by women and girls across the world, and the people working to make things right.
At the time of this review, the documentaries she refers back to are all available on iPlayer, in honour of her participation (and victory in) the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing. It is well worth viewing these in tandem with the book if you have the chance, but it is not essent ...more
'While her two young daughters watched, he went for her with the machete and hacked off one of her legs at the ankle and the other mid-calf, leaving her with two bloody stumps and a massive gash across one thigh. He made sure she couldn't leave. She literally couldn't walk away.'
'The girls were my number one priority. You need to be able to look at yourself in a mirror at the end of a day's filming and feel totally happy with how you've treated those around you. You have to ask yourself, If I we ...more
Strong and poignant
Wow what a book. It delves deep into what h happening everywhere and doesn't stop at certain points but del established even deeper than most journalists would, giving a perspective from every angle. It's very moving, heart breaking and soul delving.