Just over 10 years ago, Stacey Dooley was working in retail, living a normal life like many of us; now she is one of the UK’s most loved presenters, standing up for women all over the world. In 2007, BBC Three launched a series Blood, Sweat, and T-shirts, where Stacey and a few others worked side by side with the people of India who provide clothes for the UK high street. Since then, Stacey has launched her own series of Investigations for BBC Three where she tackles issues from sex trafficking and underage sex slavery in Cambodia to domestic abuse in the UK.
Her most recent work includes the award-winning documentary where Stacey comes Face-Face with an ISIS soldier. Stacey’s investigations have achieved the title of most watched documentaries on BBC iPlayer and her work continues to give a platform and a voice to those unable to speak up alone.
She hasn’t stopped there. Stacey’s debut book ‘On the Front Line With the Women Who Fight Back’ was released earlier this year and quickly earned a place on the Sunday Times Best Sellers List, the book documents her encounters with many fearless and wonderful women.
And just when you think ‘wow, what else can this woman do?’ she’s only going to be one of the celebrities on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing! Oh, and she also received an MBE for her services to broadcasting.
Stacey Dooley continues to be an inspiration to men, women and budding young journalists everywhere and I can’t wait to see what she does next. She is a wonderful example of women supporting women, and given the chance, everyone should watch her documentaries. Many are available to watch on YouTube and her most recent documentaries are available on BBC iPlayer:
Russia’s War On Women
Gypsy Kids Taken From Home
Second Chance Sex Offenders