Katie Piper

Acid Attack Survivor & Founder of The Katie Piper Foundation

  • Appointed OBE in the 2022 New Year Honours List
  • Star of Channel 4’s “Katie: My Beautiful Face”
  • Panellist on “Loose Women”
  • Winner of the Women to Watch: Inspiration award at the Red Magazine Red’s Hot Women Awards
  • Recipient of a Pride of Britain Award

Discover Katie Piper’s biography of published work below.

Beautiful Katie Piper
Things Get Better
Things Get Better

Katie Piper has shown immense resilience and undergone significant transformation in the face of adversity. As an activist, writer, philanthropist, presenter and motivational speaker, Katie has captured the hearts and minds of countless individuals with her personal journey and unwavering spirit. Her battle with immense personal challenges has become a testament to the power of perseverance, self-love and the importance of redefining conventional standards of beauty. One of Katie’s most profound contributions has been to address the societal pressures surrounding body image and beauty ideals. As a survivor of a harrowing acid attack orchestrated by an ex-partner, Katie endured the physical and emotional toll that came with it. The aftermath of the attack saw her go through 40 operations, face severe burns, an induced coma and wear a face mask for 23 hours daily. It was a time when most would crumble under the weight of such challenges, but Katie’s resilient spirit shone through. Bolstered by the unwavering support of her mother and innovative medical treatments, she emerged not just as a survivor but a beacon of hope for many.

Katie’s passion for changing the narrative led her to collaborate with brands like Pantene and L’Oréal, seeking to reshape beauty standards. Moreover, her fragrance launch in 2020 was a testament to her continued endeavour to celebrate self-love and diversity. Through her bestselling books like “Beautiful” and “Things Get Better” Katie reaches out to readers, assuring them of the strength within to overcome adversities. Her efforts to support scar and burn victims culminated in the establishment of the Katie Piper Foundation. The foundation’s noble mission to provide innovative treatments became even more accessible when she opened a rehabilitation centre in 2019. For her relentless dedication to this cause, she was fittingly honoured with the appointment of OBE in the 2022 New Year Honours List.

Choosing to share her story with the world, Katie waived her right to anonymity. Through documentaries, podcasts and numerous media appearances, she’s been a voice of courage and inspiration. Her foray into broadcasting, including her participation in “Strictly Come Dancing,” showcased her versatility and ability to connect with audiences. When it comes to keynote speaking, Katie Piper is incomparable. Having addressed leading platforms like Google, Facebook and WE Day, she resonates with audiences, teaching them to transform negatives into positives. By sharing her deeply personal journey, she empowers individuals to embrace self-worth and champions the rights of burn victims. In Katie Piper, the world has not just a motivational speaker, but a living testament to the indomitable human spirit.

Official Testimonials

Katie Piper is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Katie was fantastic – incredibly engaging, kind and open with the audience. During the Q&A, there were so many questions we had to cut it short! The attendees of the conference were delighted to have seen her speak and it was a pleasure working with her”

Emma, Event Producer, YOURgb Events Ltd

“Please send our thanks to Katie for what was a fantastic event yesterday for Women’s Health Month. She is so incredibly inspirational and such a fantastic speaker. Her messages were so thought-provoking and feedback from across the firm has been exceptional – we feel lucky to have had her come in. Thanking you also for all your help organising. Looking forward to the Men’s Health event next month”

Sarah, HR Specialist, Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP

“Everyone loved the session with Katie last week! Her talk moved so many people – she was so articulate in telling her story and our HQ was in silence whilst everyone watched! Quite something! We are all in awe of her!”

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