About the author

Member of the House of Lords and campaigner against modern day slavery

After an extensive acting career, Lola Young went on to become professor of Cultural Studies at Middlesex University. Lola became Head of Culture at the Greater London Authority before being appointed an independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords in 2004. Her parliamentary work includes founding and Co-Chairing two All Party Parliamentary Groups - one on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion, and one on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights. She has been a member of several Select Committees, most recently on Sexual Violence in Conflict and has addressed racial disproportionality in the criminal justice system and the vulnerability of traumatised women and girls. She is currently working on legislation to eliminate modern forms of slavery in supply chains.