Paris Lees

Brighton alumna Paris Lees hailed as New Suffragette by Vogue

Award-winning writer, TV personality, presenter and equality campaigner Paris Lees is featured as one of seven influential women to mark the 100th anniversary since women were granted the vote.

The Meet the New Suffragettes feature and front cover also feature politicians Stella Creasy and Sophie Walker, artist Gillian Wearing, founder of gal-dem Liv Little, blogger Dina Torkia and writer Reni Eddo-Lodge.

Lees is also the first openly transgender woman to be featured in British Vogue.

Paris graduated from the university in 2009 in BA(Hons)English Language and Literature and was also awarded an honorary degree of a Doctor of Letters by the University in 2016 in recognition of her major contribution of trans-gender identity in contemporary society and of her work as a journalist and social commentator.



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