SKIN TO RELEASE THE STORY OF HER INSPIRATIONAL AND GROUNDBREAKING CAREER
22 May 2020
Skin, the iconic lead singer of Skunk Anansie, launches her book ‘It Takes Blood And Guts’ 24 September 2020. Co-written with Lucy O’Brien, the book details how Skin, a working class girl, used her vision to fight poverty and prejudice to become one of the most influential women in British Rock.
Skin tells us: “It’s been a very difficult thing being a lead singer of a rock band looking like me and it still is.
“I have to say it’s been a fight and it will always be a fight. That fight drives you and makes you want to work harder… It’s not supposed to be easy, particularly if you’re a woman, you’re black or you are gay like me.
“You’ve got to keep moving forward, keep striving for everything you want to be. It’s been a fight, and there has been a personal cost, but I wouldn’t have done it any other way.”
Skin has fought her way through the sweaty London pubs of the 90’s, through to a headlining Glastonbury success and along the journey, she has had a terrific groundbreaking influence on many.
In the book Skin talks powerfully about her work as a social and cultural activist, championing LGBTQ+ rights at a time when few artists were out and gay.
‘It Takes Blood And Guts’ is a must read book to find out how Skin became such an inspirational role model and smashed through stereotypes in a career lasting over twenty-five years.