‘Charly is social media’s answer to Carol Ann Duffy’ Sunday Times STYLE[Charly] is turning a new generation on to poetry’ The TelegraphFrom the bestselling author of She Must Be Mad comes the second book of poetry and prose from Charly Cox.What is love? Baby don’t hurt me… but please like my Instagram post.Hello, my name is Charly and I am code-dependent, so would you please, please just validate me? From the bestselling author of She Must Be Mad comes Charly Cox’s second collection of poetry and prose.This is an account of a life lived online. Swiping for approval. Scrolling for gratification. Searching for connection. From the glow of a screen in the middle of the night, to the harsh glare of the hospital waiting room, Validate Me is a raw and honest look at the highs and the lows of a digital life.The new voice of a generation, Charly’s words have the power to make us all feel less alone.
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About the Author
Charly Cox is a writer, producer and poet. Her writing focuses on destigmatizing mental health and the coming-of-age of a young woman surviving the modern world. In January 2017, she published her first poem on Instagram, showing her internet followers her poetry for the first time; since then she’s been asked to be Virgin Radio’s poet in residence, she’s been published on Refinery29, hosted poetry nights to raise money and awareness for MQ Mental Health and been named by ELLE magazine as one of their 20 power players to watch out for in 2018.