All The Women She Knows cover Tutku Barbaros

All the Women She Knows: Stories of Growth, Change and Sisterhood


Eight women are at a crossroads. 

Ash is about to realise an old friend who keeps her waiting might not be worth her endless patience. 

When Ruby moves back in with her mum, chaos gives way to clarity.

Dia is bending under the weight of always, always having to be ‘strong’.

When her body demands she slows down, Jade discovers she can’t outrun herself.

And Rey, after suffering great loss, learns that to move forward, she has to return home – and find out what she really wants.

Through eleven triumphant and relatable short stories, Tutku Barbaros explores the magic that comes from truly knowing ourselves. These are women who are discovering their own paths, in their own ways – and the growing pains and difficult decisions that come with deciding to choose themselves.

Cover illustration by Ellis Muddle (@ellis_muddle)

Tutku is a writer – across forms – of Turkish Cypriot heritage from south-east London. She is an alumna of the Royal Court Writers’ Programme as well as Sphinx Theatre’s year-long writer’s development programme, Sphinx Lab. Her play debut Layla and Youssef was longlisted for the Bruntwood prize and the Paines Plough Women’s Prize For Playwriting.

Publisher: Dear Damsels
ISBN: 978183816613-7
RRP: £9.99
Format: B format paperback
Pub date: 15 February 2024

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