Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-increasing collection of thousands of stories of sexism experienced by women around the world. By providing a collective voice, the project aims to prove the sheer scale of the problem, prove wrong those who say that it no longer exists and prompt dialogues about how to tackle it. Laura is also contributor at Women Under Siege, a Women's Media Center project documenting and advocating against the use of sexualised violence as a weapon of war in conflict zones worldwide. She writes a weekly Everyday Sexism blog for the Independent and has also written for the Women's Media Center, the F Word and Jump! Magazine for girls.