One woman who has been really important to me is Charlotte Vale. Charlotte is a character in a book and subsequent film, ‘Now Voyager’, and the book was written by Olive Higgins Prouty. The film came out in 1942. It stars Bette Davis as this woman who is overweight, and has heavy brows, and is dominated by her mother. She finds herself through going to a mental health clinic. It’s one of the first films about women’s mental health, and I find it interesting because she finds success and happiness, but not through marrying, and not through having children. She finds a way of defining herself as an independent woman, and it’s my go-to film. If I’m having a problematic week, I’ll go and watch Now Voyager again. It just helps me say, this is how you define yourself. I think it was viewed a lot a lot in the wartime by women because it helped women see glamour or investing in a ‘look’ as being a way of continuing independence. That image-making is something I’m quite curious about. Every young woman should watch Now Voyager.