Hattie Garlick is a writer, journalist, director of the Save Childhood Movement and founder of the blog Free our Kids [www.freeourkids.co.uk]. After graduating from Clare College, Cambridge she joined the Times newspaper where she worked for six years, pursuing her passion for social justice first on the Foreign News team then on the Comment desk. She has written comment pieces on everything from the right of women boxers to compete in the London Olympics to the limitations of Lady Gaga's bras as symbols of liberation, as well as covering the 2008 US elections from America and the 2010 general election from London. She co-wrote an exposé of the legal loophole that allows the exploitation of female foreign domestic workers in the UK, a feature that earned a citation in Hansard.

Her feature writing ranges from pieces on teen pregnancy to Mormon missionary schools and McDonalds A-levels. The common thread, however, has been the exploration, from a human-interest angle, of social issues, usually with a focus on women. After having her son at end of 2010 and leaving the Times at the end of the following year she started a blog, Free our Kids, charting her own family's attempt to detox from the culture of kiddie consumerism that surrounds children today and to explore its impact. She has also written for the Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, Telegraph and the Huffington Post.

Hattie interviewed all the women in this project, tailoring the questions to each woman's background.