On my radar: Katy Hessel’s cultural highlights
The art historian and broadcaster on the joys of Emma Corrin’s Orlando, and the exhibition that she has seen three times already
Katy Hessel studied art history at UCL. In 2015, she launched the Instagram account @thegreatwomenartists to increase the profile of female and gender-nonconforming artists worldwide; it now has more than 300,000 followers, and she hosts a podcast of the same name. Hessel has written and presented arts documentaries for the BBC and her debut book, The Story of Art Without Men, published by Hutchinson Heinemann, celebrates female artists from the past 500 years. It has just been named Waterstones book of the year.