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    Tori Tsui: It's Not Just You

    Sun 16 Jul, 7.30pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Literature & poetry
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    Tori is photographed in dappled light amongst trees. She has short brown hair and wears an orange gingham dress with short sleeves.
    Matthew Jarvis

    The intersectional climate activist and mental health advocate discusses her new book with actor Jessie Mei Li, known for the Netflix series Shadow and Bone.

    It’s Not Just You shows that eco-anxiety is an urgent mental health crisis.

    Tori Tsui looks to those on the frontlines of eco-activism to demonstrate that this struggle goes beyond the climate itself.

    It’s a struggle that encompasses many injustices and is deeply entrenched in systems such as racism, sexism, ableism and, above all, capitalism.

    Tori Tsui is an intersectional climate activist and mental health advocate from Hong Kong, based in the UK. She was named one of Stella McCartney's Agents of Change for Winter 2019 and has spoken at Hay Festival Cartagena and COP26.

    Tsui was invited to speak at The New York Times Climate Hub, alongside youth climate leaders such as Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai. She runs the Bad Activist Collective, which aims to shed the guise of perfection in climate activism.

    Jessie Mei Li stars as Alina Starkov in Eric Heisserer’s Shadow and Bone for Netflix, based on the bestselling trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. She is soon to be seen in Gareth Evans’ feature film Havoc, playing opposite Tom Hardy.

    Other recent work includes the Edgar Wright feature Last Night in Soho for Working Title Films/Film4, and Ivo van Hove’s stage adaptation of All About Eve at the Noel Coward Theatre opposite Lily James and Gillian Anderson.

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    Dates & times

    Sun 16 Jul, 7.30pm
    Approximate run time: 1 hour 30 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


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