When I Grow Up I Want to be Mary Beard is Megan Beech's first poetry collection. It was published by Burning Eye Books in 2013. When I Grow Up To Be Mary Beard captures the sound of a resurgent feminism that demands to be heard and marks Megan out as a name to watch. Megan Beech is a performance poet. She was the winner of the Poetry Society's SLAMbassadors national youth slam in 2011. She has performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Parliament, the Southbank Centre, Glastonbury Festival and Cheltenham Literature Festival. Her debut collection 'When I Grow Up I Want to be Mary Beard' was published in 2013, chronicling her experience as a young feminist and the fight for female voices to be presented in mainstream media. She was featured in The Guardian lists of 'inspiring young feminists in 2014' and 'Must Read Books of the Year 2014' and the Evening Standard's list of 'Ten 21st Century feminist icons'. She made a film with the BBC for the iPlayer series 'Women Who Spit' which was the most viewed arts content from the BBC in 2015. Her work has been profiled in publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Evening Standard and Grazia magazine.