Cash Carraway grew up in a council house in Penge, South East London. Her short story ‘How I Lost My Vagina’ was shortlisted for ‘Best Writer’ at the Mumsnet Awards 2015 by Orange Prize Winner Lionel Shriver, who said Cash was ‘the definition of edgy, a truly distinctive voice’. Miriam Gonzalez Durantez also shortlisted Cash for ‘Best Campaigner’ for coverage of the Children’s Society’s Seriously Awkward campaign, as did Stella Duffy in 2016 for her poem ‘The Very Obvious Title of Mayhem’. Last year she appeared on a panel speaking about finding her writing voice as a working-class single mother alongside Sara Pascoe, Zoe Williams and Miranda Sawyer. Her one-woman spoken-word show, Refuge Woman, is touring the UK throughout 2018 in collaboration with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Camden Peoples Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre.