Kate Smurthwaite

Feminist activist, writer and satirist and vice chair of Abortion Rights UK

Kate Smurthwaite is a UK-based feminist writer and activist. She is vice chair and media spokesperson for Abortion Rights UK and an active member of London Feminist Network. She has also been involved with Women for Refugee Women and Eaves Housing and last year won an award for her work from Platform 51. She combines her activism with performances as a political comedienne and satirist. She has written columns for a wide range of publications including The Guardian, The Mirror, Cosmopolitan, The F-Word, Liberal Conspiracy, Stylist, Reuters and her own blog Cruellablog ( She can be followed on Twitter at @Cruella1.