Media Release for new published book by Christelle Collet, ‘The gift of how not to be a charity dickhead for Christmas’.


For immediate release

For further details please contact:

Christelle Collet: / +33 6 48 01 59 41 (FRANCE)

Eleanor Shember: / +44 7779 278 028 (UK)

New book: The gift of how not to be a charity dickhead this Christmas.  

Uncovering the uncomfortable truths behind charity chasers, disguised recycling and theatrical saviourism during the holiday season.

Introducing a new author – Christelle Collet – who offers thought provoking writing that covers social and political issues from her original and vibrant perspective.

Her first publication challenges readers to evaluate their reasons for engaging in charity activities, especially around the holiday period. 

Christmas excitement and teaching kids the value of charity giving have become a template for parental virtue signalling on social media. When did every parent seemingly start to feel the need to broadcast their charity and what motivates this shoehorning of benevolence into conversations?

In this urgent and engaging memoir, Christelle invites you to dive into her own life and reflect on the nature of donations, especially during the holidays. Allow her authentic self to give you some pointers on how to do charity without being, well, dickheads.

The book releases on 27 November, available on Amazon.


Christelle is a Black Queer activist, emerging writer, spoken word poet and textile artist at Ubuntu Fibres. Born in 1989 in Rodrigues Island, Mauritius, educated at UWA (Law and Humanities) in Australia, she currently resides in France.

Christelle’s powerful and urgent writing recalls moments in her tumultuous life. Her crafted words expose raw honesty that digs into her own vulnerability to highlight aspects about humanity and society that need to be challenged. She writes in Mauritian Creole, French and English.

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