Scarlett Hawkins is a writer and human rights advocate whose work in the International Development sector has seen her advocate for women’s rights at the United Nations, write speeches for world leaders, provide consulting services to Non-Governmental Organisations, write and publish two books for clients, and mentor over 60 young advocates from 18 countries in writing narrative advocacy.
Scarlett's novels, poetry and publications explore the concepts of identity, injustice, and the human experience, often within the setting of dystopian society. She has written four novels: Softly Screamed the Devil (dystopian fiction), Love, Inc. (feminist romantic comedy),Masque of Scars: Book One of the Soles Weep Red tetralogy (dystopian fiction), and The Gentle Art of Snapping Ribcages (travel memoir). In 2017, her poem, Faultline Fraternity, was published in the London Spoken Word Anthology Volume I. That same year, she was featured in New Shit: the London Spoken Word Documentary by Process Productions. Scarlett has written two books in her professional capacity: The Midwifery Leaders Showcase, highlighting the unique stories of influential midwives around the world; and Wellbeing for Women Stories: The Story So Far, a collection of advocacy editorial pieces by the youth whom Scarlett mentored during her work with Wellbeing for Women.Both titles launched at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2018.
Scarlett is the Director of Audacity Impact Consulting and Vice Chair of the Board for CHOICE For Youth & Sexuality in Amsterdam. She lives in Southern Spain with her chef boyfriend, where she cheerfully mangles the local language, tries to recreate the dumplings from her childhood in Melbourne, and does a pretty okay job of her plants alive.