New Writing North
Sun 15 Oct 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Writing North

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Melanie Sykes: Autism and all the Things I’ve Left Unsaid image

Melanie Sykes has been a well-known broadcaster for nearly thirty years. But between all the interviews and chat shows was a life unseen and a story unsaid. Melanie was diagnosed with autism at 51, and Illuminated is her honest account of a being a woman in the media, navigating relationships, and being a neurodivergent person speaking up in a neurotypical world.
Melanie Sykes is the editor-in-chief of Frank magazine, an autism advocate and a campaigner for women’s rights. After a career that began in modelling, she moved to TV and radio and became one of the nation’s best-loved presenters.
Chaired by Simon Savidge