Jo Cheetham became an unwitting feminist at the age of 7, when she saw The Benny Hill Show and wondered why an old man was chasing women in bikinis around a yew tree, while everybody laughed. She spent her childhood in a council house in Rotherham, writing upsetting poems and drawing clothes on Page Three models with a Tippex pen. She has worked as a travel agent, a nanny, a food historian, a Christmas pudding-maker, and a mystery shopper. More recently, she campaigned with No More Page Three and completed a PhD in Art History. She lives in the North-East, surrounded by open fields, ground-nesting birds, and cold cups of tea she has made and forgotten about.