Victim of horrific acid attack, body positivity activist, television presenter and Pride of Britain Award Winner
Katie Piper is a writer, actress, and television presenter, best known for her work campaigning for raised awareness of the devastating impact of acid attacks. Having fallen victim to an acid attack in 2008 orchestrated by her ex-boyfriend, Katie shares her own inspirational story of recovery and resilience. She suffered severe burns and was left blind in one eye, and despite this, she was determined to rebuild her life and went through an arduous process of facial reconstruction surgery and rehabilitation - documented in her autobiography, Beautiful.
Since then, Katie has become a tireless campaigner, raising awareness of the devastating effects of acid attacks. She launched the Katie Piper Foundation, a charity that provides support and information to those affected by burns and scarring. She also works with the police, government and other organisations in the UK to help change laws and policies to better protect victims of acid attacks. Katie has also written several books, including the titles A Little Bit Of Faith, Things Get Better, Confidence and Start Your Day With Katie.
Katie Piper is a true inspiration and a symbol of hope for many. Her incredible story of courage and determination has touched countless lives and continues to motivate and empower people to never give up, no matter how difficult the journey may be. She is an amazing role model for those who have been affected by burns and scarring, and a shining example of the power of resilience and determination. In recognition of her bravery and determination, Katie was honoured with a Pride of Britain Award in 2012 and was appointed as OBE. When looking for an inspirational body positivity role model for International Women’s Day, Katie Piper is an excellent choice.