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Laura Dodsworth


The work of Laura Dodsworth explores the lives of people and their place in the world. Laura is drawn to the telling of previously untold stories with openness, honesty, and integrity. Known as a photographer, as well as an author, journalist, speaker, and filmmaker, her work combines the visual with the written word.

Laura’s books Bare Reality: 100 women, their breasts, their stories; Manhood: The Bare Reality and, Womanhood: The Bare Reality, attracted worldwide coverage and many superb reviews.Cover of book - A State of Fear by speaker Laura Dodsworth Laura and the creation of Womanhood became the subject of the Channel 4 documentary,100 Vaginas, which received 5 star reviews and now has been broadcast on networks around the world.

Laura Dodsworth’s latest book, the Sunday Times best-seller, A State of Fear: How the UK government weaponised fear during the Covid-19 pandemic was published on the 17th May 2021 and sold out completely in its first week. Meticulously researched it tells the inside story of how behavioural techniques used by the UK Government at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic were employed to create what has been described as ‘one of the most frightened countries in the world’.

Laura interviewed politicians, lawyers, civil rights experts, scientists, behavioural psychologists, sociologists, doctors, journalists, and, people impacted by fear. Amongst those interviewed were a number of SPI-B advisors plus government and Whitehall insiders who remain anonymous in the book.

Reviewing A State of Fear Former Supreme Justice Lord Jonathan Sumption wrote: ‘This is an important book. The use of fear as a tool of political management is a major challenge to democracy which every one should reflect upon, whatever their view about lockdowns and Covid-19′.

Laura Dodsworth is available for both in-person and virtual speaking engagements.


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