Paris Lees United Kingdom

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British writer, presenter, and equality campaigner Paris Lees is a columnist and contributing editor at British Vogue; and author of 2021’s “What It Feels Like For a Girl,” a humorous and heartbreaking novel-cum-memoir about growing up working class in Nottinghamshire. As part of WePresent’s Manifesto series—which invites activists and creatives with something to say to write 10 rules to live by—Paris waxed about the importance of dignity, pickiness, and taking pleasure in the small things.

“Find the thing that only you can do or make or say or be, and you will always be in demand.”