On courage making, podcasts and commuting


August has been an interesting time in my freelance career. As usual during the summer holidays, I’m benefitting from freelancers being in demand while staffers are away – but I’m also busy planning ahead and building courage. In September my 12-month, part-time contract at Women for Refugee Women comes to an end and I’m returning […]

App review: Hey! VINA

Hey! Vina app

It’s been ages since I last wrote a review, but Hey! VINA is an app I’ve actually used, and appreciated, a lot in the last few months. This week the developers celebrated their 6-month app store anniversary – although it took a couple of months after its initial launch before it came to London – so […]

What Can Michael Dougan Tell Us About Brexit?


The EU Law Expert Everyone’s Turning To Post Brexit Probably one of the defining attitudes of the recent EU referendum debate was Michael Gove’s assertion that ‘the people of this country have had enough of experts.’ And yet frustratingly, mere hours after the polls closed, Google reported a 250% increase in people searching ‘what happens […]

Love Wins: reflections on June


June 2016 will go down in my memory as a month of horrors, hurt and hatred, bookended by outstanding displays and outpourings of love. In reality the hurt began on 24th May, my second wedding anniversary, with the deportation of a woman I’d come to deeply care for during the nine months I’d been visiting her […]

Refugee Week: Haven sent


Originally published at Standard Issue magazine: Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events celebrating the contribution of refugees to the UK and encouraging a better understanding between communities. We need this now more than ever, says Sarah Graham from Women for Refugee Women. “I suffered rape, trauma, torture. I don’t […]

Morning After Pill: Myth Vs Reality


In my latest piece for The Debrief, sponsored by ellaOne, I busted some of the myths surrounding emergency contraception – including when and how often you can take the morning after pill, how it works, and how difficult it is to get hold of. You can read the article in full here.