Dr Catherine Blackledge is a science communicator and sex and fertility campaigner whose career and interests span the worlds of science and the taboo in society. The first edition of this book, The Story of V (2003), an internationally-acclaimed celebration of the vagina and female power, has sold over 100,000 copies, been translated into ten languages and published in 13 countries.
She is also the author of The Man Who Saw the Future: a biography of William Lilly, the story of the world famous seventeenth-century astrologer whose celestial forecasts enthralled the nation and changed the course of the English Civil War, and how the Establishment attempted to silence him and astrology for good (Watkins, 2015).
Born in 1968, she has a science degree and PhD. She lives in northwest England with her husband, daughter and cat. She can be contacted on Twitter at @cathblackledge and would like to hear about your raising the skirt – anasyrma – stories from around the globe.