When I started planning Cybher back in the summer I took to creating lists of people that I would like to hear speak. My newest addition to the line up was on my original list and I am so excited to announce that Zoe Margolis will be speaking at Cybher.
Zoe has an amazing story to tell and I for one cannot wait to hear it.
Zoe Margolis is a writer and journalist. She is a frequent contributor to The Guardian and The Observer newspapers, amongst many other publications, a regular guest debating tech stories on Sky News, and a commentator on feminism and sex, in cultural programmes like the BBC’s Review Show, Newsnight and Woman’s Hour.
Zoe’s blog, Girl With A One Track Mind, which began in 2004 and was based on her sex life, has had over eight million visitors, and it won the Bloggie Award for “Best British or Irish Weblog” in both 2006 and 2007. The Observer ranked Girl With A One Track Mind as the “24th Most Powerful Blog in the World” and Nerve.com named it “The world’s most famous sex blog”. The blog was written under the pseudonym Abby Lee until the Sunday Times newspaper ran an exposé on Zoe in 2006, ‘outing’ her.
Zoe’s 2006 book Girl With A One Track Mind – Confessions of the Seductress Next Door which was based on the blog, is an international bestseller, translated into sixteen languages, and is being adapted into a screenplay and stage-play. Her latest book Girl With A One Track Mind: Exposed which details her experiences of being ‘outed’ by the media, was published in 2010. Zoe was the subject of a Channel 4 Television documentary, The Sex Blog Girls which has been critically lauded around the world.
Zoe’s life and work have been regularly featured in the media, from pieces in Wired, New York Daily News and Gawker to interviews with The New Yorker, The Guardian, The London Evening Standard, The Metro and the feminist website The F-Word. In 2010 she won a libel case against a national newspaper and this was covered extensively by The Guardian, Sky News, BBC radio and all over the web. Since then, she has spoken at conferences about why it’s important to obtain access to justice and the need to protect CFAs in libel cases.
Zoe is a ‘Distinguished Supporter’ of the British Humanist Association and an ambassador for the sexual health charity Brook, for whom she campaigns for improved access to sex education and services for young people, most recently with her Sex Appeal comedy benefit event.