Marina Cantacuzino MBE is an author, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. In 2003, in response to the invasion of Iraq, she embarked on a personal project collecting the stories of people who had lived through trauma and injustice, and yet sought forgiveness rather than revenge. As a result, Marina founded The Forgiveness Project charity and started speaking widely about forgiveness and restorative storytelling.
The Forgiveness Project continues to work with both victims/survivors and former perpetrators to understand how individuals and communities can rebuild their lives and create a more compassionate world following hurt and trauma.
In 2020 Marina launched The F Word Podcast, which led to presenting the BBC Radio 4 series Forgiveness: Stories from the Frontline. She is the author of several books including Till Break of Day about the HIV/AIDS crisis, and, most recently, Forgiveness: An Exploration published by Simon & Schuster in 2022.
Marina lives in London and goes for very cold swims very early in the morning – all year round.