Writer and journalist
Milli Hill is a writer with a passion for positively reframing the narrative around women’s bodies and female biology. She is the bestselling author of The Positive Birth Book, Give Birth Like a Feminist, and My Period (for preteen girls), and is also a freelance journalist who has written for the Telegraph, ipaper, Independent, Guardian and Mail, and appeared on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5, talkRADIO and many leading podcasts. In 2012 she founded the Positive Birth Movement – a global network of antenatal groups to bring women together to improve birth, which she ran for nine years. She lives in the south west of England with her partner and three children.
“Sex matters because we live in a sexist world. If we take away the language to describe the biological reality of being female, we risk losing the ability to fight back against poor treatment on the basis of our biological sex. As a writer about female biological experiences, I have been pressured to change my language. I have refused on the grounds that if you change the meaning of the word ‘woman’ from a descriptor of biological sex, to an identity that anyone may adopt, this will quite clearly have a negative impact on women’s hard-won rights to female-only spaces, shortlists and sports, and on data and research.”