Neringa Rekasiute is an artist, photographer, activist and poet from Lithuania. Neringa started her career as a fashion photographer while studying in London. Becoming disillusioned with the fashion industry, she turned her gaze towards nudity, and in particular female sexuality, creating her own distinctive style of women finding themselves in nature.

Neringa is also a co-founder of the grassroots feminist movement Women SPEAK. She has become well-known around the world for projects that raised socially sensitive questions concerning gender equality, domestic and sexual violence and human rights. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, the Huffington Post, Dazed & Confused, Vanity Fair Italia, Wonderland and many more.

How to Swim Through Pain is her first book of poetry. The author has been writing poetry since she fell in love with William Blake’s work.