To mark the publication of Glittering A Turd
Kris Hallenga was living a totally normal life in her early twenties: travelling the world, falling in love, making plans. However, when she found a lump in her boob and was told that it was not only cancer, but also incurable, life took on a completely new meaning. She was diagnosed at an age when life wasn’t something to be grateful for, but a goddamn right.
Join Kris, in conversation with broadcaster Fearne Cotton, to celebrate the publication of Glittering a Turd – a manifesto on how to be alive. For this virtual event, Kris will share how she found a way to navigate her way through her diagnosis, without really ever knowing how or why — simply knowing that she had to. Little did Kris know it was cancer that would lead her to a life she had never considered: a happy one. From founding the first breast cancer education charity, CoppaFeel! to visiting Downing Street, campaigning at festivals to appearing on TV, and being present at the birth of her nephew; in the face of all the possible prognoses, Kris is surviving, thriving, and resolutely living.
Glittering a Turd is more than just another cancer memoir; it’s a handbook for living life to the fullest, shining a new perspective on survival and learning to glitter your own turd, whatever it might be. This event might just give you the motivation to appreciate your own life, it might make you realise you are doing just fine, and if needed, it might give you a kick up the bum. Most importantly, it might encourage you to reach for the glitter when shit hits the fan.