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Journalist, author, podcast creator

Lauren Bastide is a journalist with a degree in political science and gender studies. In January 2024, Lauren Bastide is launching Folie Douce, a series of conversations around mental health with artists, activists, authors and personalities of all kinds. Together, for the first time, they take the time to talk, at length and in depth, about their mental health journey. In 2016, she created the podcast La Poudre, long interviews with women artists, activists and politicians. Over the course of 200 episodes, La Poudre resonated with the #Metoo generation, making its creator a key personality on gender and social issues in France. Lauren Bastide is also the author of essays:, and, How feminism can save the world and fictions: Running the snail and 2060.

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