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Hannah Witton (born 19 February 1992) is a British YouTuber, broadcaster, and author. Witton creates video blogs and informational content which is mostly based around relationships, sex and sexual health; liberation and welfare issues; literature; and travel.[3][4]

Hannah Witton
Personal information
Born (1992-02-19) 19 February 1992 (age 27)
Manchester, United Kingdom[1]
NationalityBritish
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
Occupation
Height5 ft 0 in (152 cm)
Websitehttp://hannahwitton.com/
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2011–present
Genre
Subscribers533,000[2]
Total views66 million[2]
Associated actsCalum McSwiggan
Updated 16 May 2019

Witton's debut book, Doing It, concentrating on sex and relationships, was released for European readers on 6 April 2017 and in America on 3 July 2018.[5][6]

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Personal lifeEdit

Witton was born in Manchester. Though she grew up in England, Witton lived in Austin, Texas for one year as a child. She attended Loreto Sixth Form College in Hulme, Manchester, and then the University of Birmingham where she studied a degree in History and was especially interested in sexual history. Witton's video History of Homosexuality was a 2013 finalist in The Guardian and Oxford University Press Very Short Film competition.[3]

After a bad flare of ulcerative colitis, she underwent ileostomy in January 2018.[7][8] In December she was a panelist in the "Sex and Science" discussion for the Yogscast Jingle Jam charity.[9]

CareerEdit

YouTubeEdit

Witton began creating YouTube videos on 17 April 2011 as Hannah "Girasol".[citation needed] She is known for her videos helping young women with sexual health and relationships. Witton was named one of eight Girls' Champions as part of the BBC's 100 Women campaign in November 2016.[10]

Hannah Witton is one of the three members of the internet-based reading club, known as "Banging Book Club". She and two colleagues read one book every month and then discuss the book together on a podcast published on iTunes, SoundCloud, and (partially) Witton's YouTube channel. They sometimes invite guests to their podcast. The books often include themes related to sex, relationships, and feminism.[11]

WritingEdit

Pornography Addiction 101

Witton's first book, Doing It!: Let's Talk About Sex, was released on 6 April 2017 in Europe and in America on 3 July 2018. The book concentrates on sex and relationships including personal experiences,[5] and won a SitC 2017 award.[12]

Witton has announced she is writing a second book, The Hormone Diaries: The Bloody Truth About Our Periods, all about her and other's stories of their experience of menstruation and education around it. It has a planned release date of 13 June 2019.[13]

TV and RadioEdit

Witton presented ITV2 sex and relationships show Love Fix in February 2016.[14]

Witton was a guest presenter for BBC Radio 5 Live on issues to do with sex and relationships,[15] and has been a guest on various BBC radio talk segments on many occasions. Witton had a weekly radio show The Hannah Witton Show and co-presented an episode of The Calum McSwiggan Show on internet radio station Fubar Radio,[16][17] and has presented the BBC Radio 1 segment The Internet Takeover.[18]

BibliographyEdit

  • Doing It: Let's Talk About Sex... (Wren & Rook 2017, ISBN 978-1526360038)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Witton, Hannah [@hannahwitton] (3 April 2013). "Hannah Witton" (Tweet). Retrieved 16 May 2019 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b Hannah Witton's channel on YouTube, 16 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b Witton, Hannah (2014). "About". HannahWitton.com. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  4. ^ Huynh, Jasmin (5 July 2018). "Hannah Witton Is All About Healthy Sex and Body Positivity". EntityMag.com. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b Witton, Hannah (2017). "Books". HannahWitton.com. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  6. ^ Smith, Carl (22 March 2017). "Who is Hannah Witton? Meet YouTube's unashamed sex and relationships expert". heatworld. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  7. ^ Witton, Hannah (4 February 2018). I spent 4 weeks in hospital on YouTube.
  8. ^ Lorraine (21 August 2018). Vlogger Hannah Witton Is Raising Awareness About Living With a Stoma Bag on YouTube.
  9. ^ Greene, Jasmine (24 December 2018). "Hannah Witton Joins The Jingle Jam". TenEighty. Archived from the original on 28 December 2018.
  10. ^ "100 Women: Meet our Girls' Champions". BBC News. BBC. 25 November 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  11. ^ Moon, Lucy; Witton, Hannah; Norms, Leena (2017). "Banging Book Club" (podcast). SoundCloud. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "Congratulations to SitC 2017 Award winners!". SitC 2017. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  13. ^ Witton, Hannah [@hannahwitton] (5 December 2018). "An Honest, Funny And Feminst Take On Living With Your Period" (Tweet). Retrieved 16 May 2019 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ "Hannah Witton To Present ITV's Love Fix". TenEighty. TenEighty. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  15. ^ "Why Doesn't Anyone Wear Condoms on TV". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  16. ^ "The Hannah Witton Show". FubarRadio.com. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  17. ^ "Calum McSwiggan || Hannah Witton". FubarRadio.com. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  18. ^ "The Internet Takeover With Hannah Witton". BBC Radio 1. BBC. Retrieved 7 January 2017.

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