Thursday 24th September, sees Skin, global female icon and trail-blazing lead singer of multi-million-selling Rock band Skunk Anansie, publish 'It Takes Blood and Guts', co-written with music journalist, biographer and broadcaster Lucy O’Brien, who has written for Q, MOJO, Sunday Times and The Guardian. As an incendiary live performer, she shatters preconceptions about race and gender. As an activist and inspirational role model she has been smashing through stereotypes for over twenty-five years. With her striking visual image and savagely poetic songs, Skin has been a groundbreaking influence both with Skunk Anansie and as a solo artist. She talks powerfully about her work as social and cultural activist, championing LGBTQ+ rights at a time when few artists were out and gay. Told with honesty and passion, this is the story of how a black, working-class girl with a vision fought poverty and prejudice to write songs, produce and front her own band, and become one of the most influential women in British Rock.