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On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back ✼ On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back Epub ✿ Author Stacey Dooley – Thomashillier.co.uk The Sunday Times BestsellerPut yourself in their shoesIn , Stacey Dooley was a twenty something working in fashion retail She was selected to take part in the BBC series Blood, Sweat and T Shirts whic The Front Line with the PDF or Sunday Times BestsellerPut Front Line PDF º yourself in their shoesIn , Stacey Dooley was a twenty something working in fashion retail She was selected to take part in the BBC series Blood, Sweat and T Shirts which saw her live and work alongside Indian factory workers making clothes for the UK High Street This sparked her series of hugely popular investigations, establishing her as one of BBC s On the Kindle - most celebrated presentersThrough the course of her documentary making, Stacey has covered a variety of topics, from sex trafficking in Cambodia, to Yazidi women fighting back in Syria At the core of her reporting are incredible women in extraordinary and scarily ordinary circumstances from sex workers in Russia, to victims of domestic violence in Honduras In her first book, On the Front Line with the Women Who the Front Line PDF/EPUB æ Fight Back, Stacey draws on her encounters with these brave and wonderful women, using their experiences as a vehicle to explore issues at the centre of female experience From gender equality and domestic violence, to sex trafficking and sexual identity, Stacey weaves these global strands together in an exploration of what it is to be women in the world today.


10 thoughts on “On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back

  1. Lucy Langford Lucy Langford says:

    3.5 I am absolutely obsessed with Stacey Dooley s documentaries and have followed her work for quite a few years so when I heard she was releasing a book I was ecstatic This book follows the many women she has met during her travels across the world The women she meets usually come from impoverished conditions and have had to deal with horrifying events, something very different to how I live my every day life.Stacey gives such an important voice to these women, she gives them a chance to 3.5 I am absolutely obsessed with Stacey Dooley s documentaries and have followed her work for quite a few years so when I heard she was releasing a book I was ecstatic This book follows the many women she has met during her travels across the world The women she meets usually come from impoverished conditions and have had to deal with horrifying events, something very different to how I live my every day life.Stacey gives such an important voice to these women, she gives them a chance to be heard through her documentaries, and raises awareness of the conditions these women face A lot of her documentaries, while fascinating, will make you uncomfortable but also absolutely in awe of how resilient and brave these women are.Some of the most shocking chapters are statistics of femicide in Honduras, the lack of sexual health information, no allowance of abortions has lead to large increases in girls at the age of 13 or younger having babies Stacey s book raises a real awareness of how First Nation people in Canada have been treated and the disappearances and murders of girls from First Nation areas often largely in poverty, being pushed to the edge of society She gives women the chance to tell their stories of prostitution, facing Isis, being in jail, being trans, lack of abortion rights, child abuse both through online grooming, sexual and physical and manyother accounts.There are so many parts of this book I could continue to talk about, but the reader or watcher should see the documentaries read the book to experience and listen to these important stories themselves.The reason why I have given this 3 stars is because I already obsessively watched the documentaries of which the chapters are based on so there wasn t a lot of new information I hadn t already heard However, the good thing about the book is that it developedon Stacey as a person, and as a young reporter, how she felt listening to and filming the stories of these women, you could also feel the warmth and praise she gives these women and how they too treated her well and explained their stories.If you have access to her documentaries I would definitely recommend that you watch them They are so informational and inspiring and give voices to women who might otherwise not be heard


  2. Schizanthus Nerd Schizanthus Nerd says:

    I ve followed Stacey s career from fashion loving teen travelling to India through to the professional journalist she is today, watching and rewatching every documentary each time they ve aired on television When I first heard she was releasing a book I was so keen to get my hands on it ASAP I read the blurb and immediately thought of DVD Special Features I imagined Stacey s book as a combination of Deleted Scenes and Director s Commentary, but it was so much .What I love about Stacey s w I ve followed Stacey s career from fashion loving teen travelling to India through to the professional journalist she is today, watching and rewatching every documentary each time they ve aired on television When I first heard she was releasing a book I was so keen to get my hands on it ASAP I read the blurb and immediately thought of DVD Special Features I imagined Stacey s book as a combination of Deleted Scenes and Director s Commentary, but it was so much .What I love about Stacey s work with social issues women face around the world is that she gives you information about emotionally loaded topics in a thoughtful and respectful way You don t just get to hear her opinion you learn about people whose lives that issue directly effects as a victim, their family and friends, along with any officials in the area or perpetrators that are willing to be interviewed Stacey and her team focus on some locations and issues that I was vaguely familiar with and others that sadly I had practically no knowledge of In this book Stacey delves into issues relating to prison, immigration, drugs, child abuse, femicide, high end to low end prostitution, trans prostitution, abortion, child sexualisation, murder, war and survival Your heart will be broken and warmed by the womens stories For women who have had to survive such horrendous circumstances in their past and oftentimes present as well, their courage and resilience are extraordinary and inspirational It s up to you as the reader to form your own opinions about what s presented to you and whether that will change your mind or not, but you cannot walk away uninformed I hope you also walk away with your empathy enlarged.Whenever someone starts talking politics my brain goes into standby mode so I was really surprised that Stacey could explain political issues to me, including what Obama stood for versus Trump, and I not only heard her but I understood what she was saying Don t get me wrong I ll never understand American politics However Stacey explained policies and the way people are affected by them in such a down to earth way that I knew what she was talking about and if she d done nothing else in this book, she d deserve a medal for that alone Having seen most of the documentaries that Stacey refers to in On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back I could picture the people and scenes she was referring to, as well as hearing her voice in my head as I read I was enjoying reliving some of my favourite documentaries with additional information and insights, yet wondered how well this book would translate to readers who have been living under a TV less rock and hadn t seen any Stacey documentaries Then I came across a chapter featuring Shock Horror a documentary I had never seen before In hindsight I m pleased about that because not only do I have a documentary to watch in the very near future but it also gave me another perspective on this book I found it didn t matter that I didn t have previous knowledge of this documentary The writing sucked me in and in a way I felt like I was watching along as Stacey described what was happening I understood the need for a documentary on that topic to be made in the first place, the experiences of the people interviewed, information about the political atmosphere at the time in that country and Stacey s own view While watching the documentary prior to reading each chapter is certainly not a prerequisite it is nice to be able to put faces to names If, like me, you find gaps in your documentary viewing experience I expect that you ll come away with a viewing list to complement what you ve read While there are currently some of Stacey s documentaries available for viewing on the BBC website I would love to see if it doesn t already exist all of the documentaries mentioned in this book available for viewing at a central location.I found I liked the same things about Stacey s approach in her writing that I do when I watch her on television She s so down to earth There s at once a sweetness and strength to her manner She knows what she believes but isn t close minded when she hears opposing opinions she ll weigh them against her own to determine if what someone else thinks changes her mind or strengthens her own views Whether she agrees or disagrees with someone she treats them with respect She asks the questions you want the answers to but aren t sure if anyone will have the guts to ask She gets to the heart of the issue and the people she s interviewing You can tell she has a genuine fondness for the girls she encounters and her friendliness appears to open people up to having real conversations with her about difficult and painful things Scared or not, she gets on with it As a viewer and now a reader there s just something innately likeable and relatable about this woman and when you watch her documentaries it s easy to think, Yeah, I reckon Stacey and I could be mates if we ever met While you may see the problems presented in this book and feel overwhelmed by their enormity, ultimately this book is a call to action You are left to consider the power that you have to make a difference To borrow some of Stacey s words, what she s doing in this book and her documentaries is raising awareness and presenting what s going on in the world so that people can make up their own minds about how best to fight back Thank you so much to NetGalley, BBC Books and Penguin Random House UK, Ebury Publishing for the opportunity to read this book I m left feeling inspired


  3. Mandy Mandy says:

    This is a written account of Stacey Dooley and some of the documentaries that she has made, in different countries It was a fascinating, sobering read and Stacey deals with the most difficult subjects with such maturity that I couldn t help but be really impressed by her.It will not be for everyone, because of the subject matters, but it is a very good read.The only thing that bought it down a little for me, was just that a lot of the situations were just so bleak, and there were no resolutions This is a written account of Stacey Dooley and some of the documentaries that she has made, in different countries It was a fascinating, sobering read and Stacey deals with the most difficult subjects with such maturity that I couldn t help but be really impressed by her.It will not be for everyone, because of the subject matters, but it is a very good read.The only thing that bought it down a little for me, was just that a lot of the situations were just so bleak, and there were no resolutions, that it did become quite a depressing read by the end I know that is the state of the world we live in, but to have it shown so clearly throughout this book was quite draining


  4. ~Sofia~ ~Sofia~ says:

    Stacey Dooley has long been one of my on screen heroes Her documentaries are hard hitting, honest and cause an impact upon watching them Of course I had to read her book Being a devoted fan I have watched each and every one of her documentaries which did aid in reading the book The book is written about each of the women she met whilst filming and their story There was a lot of repetition in the book for me as a lot of what Dooley was talking about I had already watched, however there are a Stacey Dooley has long been one of my on screen heroes Her documentaries are hard hitting, honest and cause an impact upon watching them Of course I had to read her book Being a devoted fan I have watched each and every one of her documentaries which did aid in reading the book The book is written about each of the women she met whilst filming and their story There was a lot of repetition in the book for me as a lot of what Dooley was talking about I had already watched, however there are a few juicy behind the scenes info in there too If you, like me, are a big fan it s still worth reading for the bits that Dooley couldn t technically say on the BBC, but has included In the book.If you haven t seen the documentaries then this book will be totally new to you and I can imagine an absolute eye opener This girl is fearless, the experiences that she has put to paper beats the imagination I highly recommend giving it a read, and I highly recommend you to go watch the documentaries I have learnt so much about our world in doing so


  5. Grace Grace says:

    I m a big fan of Stacey s documentaries and always used to watch them on bbc3 This book was really about Stacey s life, the many documentaries she has done and a bit of behind the scenes info from them It was really fascinating I would like to readof her work and in all honesty she could publish a whole book on each of the adventures she has been on, I would like to hear about them indetail The only downside was there were a few repeats in the book, a few spelling and grammar err I m a big fan of Stacey s documentaries and always used to watch them on bbc3 This book was really about Stacey s life, the many documentaries she has done and a bit of behind the scenes info from them It was really fascinating I would like to readof her work and in all honesty she could publish a whole book on each of the adventures she has been on, I would like to hear about them indetail The only downside was there were a few repeats in the book, a few spelling and grammar errors and it just felt like it hadn t been edited quite enough This didn t stop me enjoying it or giving it 5 stars though


  6. Bronte Harris Bronte Harris says:

    Fantastic bookI loved this book, and even though I ve seen all of Stacey s documentaries it was like re watching them through a new set of eyes The chapters are quite long but necessary to give enough time to each story Stacey does a fantastic job of maintaining her down to earth presenting style throughout the book and it s so easy to read The things these poor people have been through are shocking and upsetting and the book helps shine a light on those that need support the most Would reco Fantastic bookI loved this book, and even though I ve seen all of Stacey s documentaries it was like re watching them through a new set of eyes The chapters are quite long but necessary to give enough time to each story Stacey does a fantastic job of maintaining her down to earth presenting style throughout the book and it s so easy to read The things these poor people have been through are shocking and upsetting and the book helps shine a light on those that need support the most Would recommend 100%


  7. Kate Henderson Kate Henderson says:

    Listened via audible Loved it Stacey relived a lot of moments from her various documentaries over the last 10 years But she also gave added insight Wish it was longer andin depth felt like she was only skimming the service Loved her narration Felt so calming and like talking to a friend Really easy yet powerful listen


  8. Kim Kim says:

    Stacey Dooley is an unexpected serious journalist and documentary maker As she says herself, she is a girl from Luton who spent her wages of clothes and having fun Until she didn t anyUntil she became aware of where all the fashion she enjoyed came from, and at what cost And then began the awakening that has resulted in this important docu journalist telling essential stories.I have seen some of her documentaries and I think they work as television because she is not your average journ Stacey Dooley is an unexpected serious journalist and documentary maker As she says herself, she is a girl from Luton who spent her wages of clothes and having fun Until she didn t anyUntil she became aware of where all the fashion she enjoyed came from, and at what cost And then began the awakening that has resulted in this important docu journalist telling essential stories.I have seen some of her documentaries and I think they work as television because she is not your average journalist instead she is your average woman She speaks in a way we can all understand We all were her, or are her This book works equally as well Each chapter is about one of the women she met during the making of a documentary As such, each chapter gives a littledepth to the documentary and, if you have not seen it, makes the reader want to I know i am going to be binge watching everything she has done now.Her casual tone and chatty way of speaking makes the hard issues she is actually talking aboutstark,awful andrelevant She is not preaching she is just telling you what she thinks and believes And that is powerful.A good book worth reading whether you want to watch the documentaries or not But do they are worth your time


  9. Michelle Michelle says:

    While her two young daughters watched, he went for her with the machete and hacked off one of her legs at the ankle and the other mid calf, leaving her with two bloody stumps and a massive gash across one thigh He made sure she couldn t leave She literally couldn t walk away The girls were my number one priority You need to be able to look at yourself in a mirror at the end of a day s filming and feel totally happy with how you ve treated those around you You have to ask yourself, If I weWhile her two young daughters watched, he went for her with the machete and hacked off one of her legs at the ankle and the other mid calf, leaving her with two bloody stumps and a massive gash across one thigh He made sure she couldn t leave She literally couldn t walk away The girls were my number one priority You need to be able to look at yourself in a mirror at the end of a day s filming and feel totally happy with how you ve treated those around you You have to ask yourself, If I were in their situation, would I feel like I ve been treated with respectOn the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back tells the stories of Heydi, Sylvia, Tee, Shereen and so many other women and girls Stacey Dooley, BBC investigative reporter, has been making documentaries on human rights violations for the last ten years Her book chronicles the amazing girls and women she has met and their stories, raising awareness of hard hitting and complex issues around the globe.Reading this book has brought forward frustration and anger at the state of the world Harrowing, heart breaking, mind blowing, dark, shocking and unacceptable Domestic abuse, femicide, rape, child sexual abuse, sex workers, reproductive rights this book covers it all Horrific violence against women Sometimes it barely felt like we scratched the surface, other chapters worked really well However, the women never stopped fighting for their rights.Stacey offers something different on TV she is a young woman from a working class background On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back is Stacey s voice through and through She is compassionate, emphatic and inquisitive She is direct and not afraid to express her opinion, and acknowledges that we live in a complex world that rarely is black and white I found this nuance important Looking to learnabout violence against women This is a great introductory book for you


  10. Amy Hamilton Amy Hamilton says:

    Full disclaimer, I ve loved Stacey Dooley and her documentaries for years so I was really excited to see she was going to be publishing a memoir discussing her time making documentaries I actually consumed this through the audiobook version of the book which is narrated by Dooley herself which I found really entertaining Overall, this book is thought provoking and has an important integral message to it women are hit harder by global problems than men women includes trans women and sex work Full disclaimer, I ve loved Stacey Dooley and her documentaries for years so I was really excited to see she was going to be publishing a memoir discussing her time making documentaries I actually consumed this through the audiobook version of the book which is narrated by Dooley herself which I found really entertaining Overall, this book is thought provoking and has an important integral message to it women are hit harder by global problems than men women includes trans women and sex workers My only problem I had with the book was that Dooley referred to many women who had gone through extreme trauma and difficult situations as Girls which I found really condescending and patronising considering the gravity of most of their situations, let alone their ages She also used the word prostitute often which did not sit right with me as I m aware the preferred term is sex worker.That being said, I found this entertaining It was a quick listen just over 7 hours and educational I don t think you d have to be a Dooley fan to enjoy this book, it was brilliant


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