I have journalism experience dating back to 2006 – from work experience to student media, my role at Feminist Times, and more recently as a freelance journalist.
My work has been published in print and online for a range of publications, including consumer and trade magazines, national and local newspapers, blogs, and online magazines.
As a freelancer, I write regularly for The Debrief, Broadly, and NetDoctor, covering topics across women’s rights, and healthcare – with a particular focus on mental and sexual health.
I have also been published by The Guardian, The Telegraph, Independent, i, Metro UK, New Statesman, Vice, Refinery29 UK, Cosmopolitan UK, Grazia Daily, Closer Online, and more.
The Debrief (online):
- Ask An Adult: Why Do I Get Hangry?
- How To Be A Straight Woman At Pride Without Being A Dick
- So, What Do You Do When Your Boyfriend Has Depression?
- Ask An Adult: What Is Sleep Paralysis And Why Do I Get It?
- The Unique Complications Of Dating A Trans Guy
- Bed Death: Coming To A Relationship Near You?
- Ask An Adult: How Does The Morning After Pill Work?
- What Actually Happens When You Get An Abortion?
- Things You Only Know If You’re A Junior Doctor
- 7 Alternative Mental Health Hacks Young Women Are Trying
- The Realities Of Dating When You’re Struggling With Your Mental Health
- Why Are Millennials Falling Out Of Love With Meat?
- Morning After Pill: Myths Vs Reality
- Michael Dougan: The EU Law Expert Everyone’s Turning To Post Brexit
- The Moderation Movement Food Trend Is Proof That We’ve Lost The Plot About Our Diets
- The Truth About ‘Detox’ Teas
- Debunking The Problematic Myth That Mental Illness Always Goes Hand In Hand With Creativity
- Was 2016 A Tipping Point For Mental Health?
- 9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Your Hormones Control
- The Science Behind Why We Get Burnout
- Is There Life After SSRIs?
- PMDD: Imagine Having To Choose Between Your Mental Health And Your Fertility
- What It’s Like To Go Through The Menopause In Your 20s
- The Reality Of Being Made Redundant In Your 20s
- Ask An Adult: Why Am I Always Hungry?
- Meet The Young Nurses Who Need A Side Hustle Just To Pay Their Bills
- How Much Do Drink And Drugs Stop Us Getting Over A Break-Up?
- Ask An Adult: How The Hell Do I Ask For A Payrise?
- Everything You Need To Know About Getting A Visa
- Is Your Perfectionism Affecting Your Mental Health?
- Drink Spiking: Why Horror Story Drug Devil’s Breath Is The Least Of Our Worries
- How Endometriosis Symptoms Affect The Lives Of Those Who Suffer With The Condition Every Day
- Study Shows How Distressing Anti-Abortion ‘Vigils’ Are For Women
- Campaigners Lobby for ‘Full Decriminalization’ of Abortion in the UK
- This App Could Change the Way Domestic Violence Victims Seek Help
- ‘It Was Just Black’: The Condition That Makes You Unable To Imagine Things
- For Pregnant Refugees, Every Day Is a Fight to Survive
- When Chemotherapy Saves Your Life, but Leaves You Infertile
- A Celebration of Self: Capturing the Inner Lives of Women and Genderfluid People
- Over Half Of Men Are Uncomfortable Talking About Their Partners’ Vagina
- What It’s Like To Lose Your Fertility To Uterine Cancer In Your 20s
Refinery29 UK (online):
- The Secret Pain Of Miscarrying In Your Twenties
- How The UK Is Failing Women’s Mental Health Needs
- How Do You Know Which Therapy Is Best For You?
- Is Gut Health A Load Of Sh**?
- Is anxiety sabotaging your career?
- Bums Out, Guns Out: The man using push-ups to get men talking about bowel disease
- This is what it’s like to go through the menopause at just 17
- The complicated truth about food and depression
- What I now know about acne and stress
- How to support a loved one with a mental health problem
- What it’s like to have anxiety when you’re pregnant
- This is what it’s really like to be sectioned
- How to stop binge eating
- How to embrace fitness after 50
- How to support your transgender child
- Are fertility apps a reliable form of contraception?
- How to support someone bereaved by suicide
- What to do after rape or sexual assault
- How to overcome breastfeeding stigma
- Has CBT Had Its Day as a Treatment For Depression?
- Can an App Really Help Manage Your Mental Health?
- What Happens to Your Body in the Hours and Days After an Abortion
- ‘When we get it right, we save a life’: domestic abuse teams in hospitals
- A moment that changed me: becoming godmother to a refugee’s baby
- Bloom time: the London floristry scheme helping refugee women
The Independent and The i (print and online):
- Tour de France 2015: Women’s road races are struggling for status and survival (PDF available on request)
The Independent (online):
- Why We Need To Start Being Honest About Antenatal Depression
- The Truth About How Much Childcare Costs Differ Around The World
- What Is Egg Freezing?
- Do You Need A Relationship Gap Year?
Betty Collective (online):
- 6 things you need to know about periods on the pill
- 7 things Rae Earl wants you to know about mental health
- How to actually be just good friends with a boy
- 16 ways you can help end violence against women and girls
- Is online counselling actually any good?
- Surviving the New Year body image minefield
The Pool (online):
Cosmopolitan UK (online):
- This Is What It’s Like To Go Through The Menopause When You’re Young
- What it’s like to be left infertile by cancer at the age of 23
- What it’s like to have anxiety when you’re pregnant
- “What I wish I knew about fertility in my twenties”
New Statesman (online):
The Daily Telegraph (Wonder Women/Telegraph Men online):
- Domestic politics: What happens when a feminist has to rely on her partner to pay?
- Why do women still need to ‘Reclaim The Night’ in the UK?
- Borderline Personality Disorder: ‘I couldn’t deal with the rollercoaster in my head’
- Groping and tongue-clicking: Think UK transport is bad for sexual harassment? Try Paris
- Sex Myth: The hidden ways you’re made to feel ashamed of your own sex life
- How technology can help solve our mental health crisis
- Being a woman in the Army: From joining the Reserves to travelling the world
- Being a woman in the Army: Everyone supports and looks after each other
- Being a woman in the Army: 10 years of adventure and opportunity
- Being a woman in the Army: Raising a young family
Good Housekeeping (online):
The Daily Mail (Femail online):
- Flattery or threat? A woman has complained to police over being wolf whistled by builders. Cue this VERY heated debate…
Standard Issue (online):
Open Democracy (online):
Mental Health Today (online):
- Young People’s Mental Health – the Importance of Transitions
- Using art therapy to thrive
- The 1983 Mental Health Act – what needs to change?
Your Cat magazine (print):
- Purrs and Prozac – December 2014 (PDF available on request)
- Felines and Feminists – March 2015 (PDF available on request)
- The Literary Muse – June 2015 (PDF available on request)
- Wheely Good Exercise – December 2015 (PDF available on request)
The Cat magazine (print):
- First-class Felines – November 2016 (PDF available on request)
Inside Housing (print and online):
- Housing costs reach £133 billion a year
- Social housing projects on hold as firm goes into administration
- New ‘super council’ could boost housing
- Planning inspector rejects local plan
- London council set to scrap ALMO
- Reduction of 31 ALMOs in five years
- Report values landlords’ health outcomes for tenants
- Westminster council considers building homes outside London
- Housebuilding increases in Wales
- House prices ‘set to rise 25% in five years’
- Contractors for £100m framework announced
- Lords committee membership announced
- VAT ruling ‘could cost landlords tens of millions’
- Analysis: The future of government housing investment – bricks or benefits? (PDF available on request)
- 33% increase in homelessness cases
- Combined authority plan to include land commission
- Tottenham Hotspur put affordable housing back in plans
- Associations ‘could build 120,000’ homes per year
- Warnings over brownfield changes impact
- Betts calls on ONS to review classification of £60bn debt
- Proportion of social housing tenants in work rises in latest national survey
- Government drops plans to cut back English Housing Survey
- DCLG slammed for ‘extraordinary’ public land failure
- DWP urged to review universal credit ‘issues’
- Cornwall confident of housing devolution
- Fifty councils look to housing companies
- Red Road flats to be demolished
- Affordable Homes Programme renegotiated as rent cuts bite
- Labour leadership candidates on housing
- RICS: Government ‘failing to address supply’
- Association assisting police following child death
- NHF to draw up merger guidance
- To merge or not to merge?
- Access denied: the disabled millennials who can’t find adapted affordable housing
The F Word
2011-2014: Occasional contributor.
- Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent
- Princess Wedding Diva Diet? No thanks, Facebook!
- Musical machinations – Review: Made in Dagenham The Musical
May 2013-Jul 2014.
May-Dec 2013: Editorial Assistant.
Dec 2013-Jul 2014: Deputy Editor
Writing news, comment and features; contributing ideas; commissioning, editing, proofreading and uploading content; sourcing images; social media; event logistics; liaising with members, readers and contributors.
- Shying away from the front line
- Catfighting Talk
- Women in Comedy: ones to watch
- Review: Reclaiming the F Word
- We are not all Pussy Riot
- How do you become… the UK’s first feminist prime minister?
- A weekend in the Activist Garden at NEFG13
- VIDEO: Southall Black Sisters Demo
- Nimko Ali: A year as the face of FGM
- Meets and Tweets: 3D feminism, online and off
- #ManWeek: Review – Teaching Men To Be Feminist
- Review: Inspirational Women of North-East England
- Reflections on Greenham, 11 December 1983
- #5yearssinceMaria: Are these domestic violence sentences fair?
- #lifeofamuslimfeminist: Noorulann Shahid on how it began..
- Feminist evangelism: Blurred Lines at The Shed
- Top 10 Shit Valentine’s Gifts
- The end of orchestral sexism?
- Review: Nineties Woman – Rosie Wilby
- Emmeline Pankhurst turns up in a pancake
- Anne Scargill: “There’s no jobs. There’s nothing. In 1984 we knew this would happen”
- Women Against Pit Closures: memories from the miners’ strike, 30 years on
- RadFem UK launches
- NHA Party: “Your NHS is being destroyed and you don’t even know it”
- 20 years of women priests, but still no women bishops
- Review: Close To You
- Preview: Birds Eye View Film Festival
- Everyday Sexism book launch: does anything shock Laura Bates anymore?
- Leftover Women: The resurgence of gender inequality in China
- £500 million Easter indulgence in perspective
- Plenty of problems but no solutions in Kirsty Wark’s Blurred Lines
- Save Lifeworks Campaign: “They used our mental health against us”
- Bates’ blueprint for a ‘normal’ wedding won’t inspire those who want to be different
- Lifeworks and the power of protest
- Money and a room of our own – final editorial
Women’s Views on News
Jun 2012-Jul 2013. Co-Editor.
Researching, writing and uploading woman-focused news on a fortnightly rota.
- Historic Indian school welcomes girls for first time
- Cherie Blair tells young women to be financially self-reliant
- Photos of breastfeeding servicewomen spark military row
- Vatican condemns nun’s book on sexuality
- Vagina Monologues performed in protest against ‘Vaginagate’
- England women’s football team beat Netherlands 1-0
- Manchester police launch scheme to protect victims of domestic violence
- More than half of UK tradesmen think wolf whistling is chauvinistic
- Eaves charity to host fundraising poker night in aid of vulnerable women
- Judge tells woman to “adjust” to her husband’s domestic abuse
- Domestic violence not caused by “bad weather”
- Where are all the women in journalism?
- Refugees in London: two stories
- Comedy business celebrates first birthday
- Feminist Times website launched
- Goodbye, Feminist Times… for now
Work experience – News.
Working with the education correspondent, contacting universities.
Watford Observer and St Albans & Harpenden Review (Newsquest)
Work experience – News.
Assisting reporters, door-knocking, telephone interviews, analysing spreadsheet data on political donations, sub-editing an advertising feature, compiling information about local theatre, music, dance and comedy events for the what’s on listings.
- Teen injured in alleged baseball and meat cleaver attack
- St Albans and Harpenden London Marathon runners raise thousands for charity
- South west Hertfordshire runners take part in London Marathon
- Harpenden school celebrates excellent Ofsted report
- Council to reapply for funding for new museum
- Fundraiser to swap her horse for a camel in charity race
- Watford Conservative Association cashes in on business backers
- Watford Liberal Democrats mainly funded by councillor donations
- Unions, pharmaceutical company and party members donate to Watford Labour
The Student Journals
Oct 2011-Apr 2013.
Deputy Editor, Administrator, content manager, contributor.
Responsible for liaising with editors, sub-editors, content uploaders, and contributors, responding to general enquiries, uploading articles and accompanying visual media, keeping the site up to date. Helped organise the first TSJ conference for aspiring young journalists.
- Just say no to Dorries
- Uni Lad set to return
- Liveblogged: The Glass Ceiling: Fact or Fiction?
- Charities like CRASAC demonstrate why International Women’s Day is still so necessary
- Interview with Cath Elliott and Kate Smurthwaite
- In Defence of: The 1967 Abortion Act
- What The Frock! 3
- A taste of Southeast Asia
- Useful tips, resources and articles for wannabe hacks
- Interview: Bidisha
Sep 2012-Mar 2013.
Reporter, feature writer and sub-editor.
1st-7th March 2013: Print production editor, responsible for the production of a 16-page, tabloid size, mid-market weekly newspaper – working primarily on layout, design, and sub-editing.
- Drayton Park School raises nearly half a million for new art block
- Olympic-themed quiz night raises £2,000 for Highbury Roundhouse
- Islington Council accused of moving goal posts
- Highbury Greens urge council to tackle “killer” air pollution
- Islington pub showcases young writer’s debut play
- Review: The Deep Space at the Old Red Lion theatre
- Newington Green graffiti celebrates Wollstonecraft
- Man arrested in connection with Highbury balcony fall death
- Waiting time for rehousing domestic violence victims doubles
- Vicky Pryce’s time in Holloway: famous past inmates
- From Clerkenwell or not from Clerkenwell, that is the question
- What’s On over Easter for the family
The Wharf (Trinity Mirror)
Work experience – News and Features.
Research, interviews, producing news articles, NIBs, hotel reviews, and features on food, theatre, fitness and women entrepreneurs, plus a Valentine’s gift guide.
- Rising to the challenge of the 600 calorie lunch (pdf)
- Paddle and pedal on the river for a healthier body (pdf)
- Writer weaves unsettling myth from modern worry (pdf)
- Games’ legacy is seen in grass roots uptake (pdf)
- Gifts to say I love you (pdf)
Work experience – In Focus.
Research and interviews for 950 word news features, including one feature that was pitched and written prior to the placement, and one Christmas feature worked on during my week in the office.
- Starbucks, Amazon and Google tax avoidance: What is the impact on developing countries?
- Christmas gifts… What do we do with gold, frankincense and myrrh?
Work experience – News.
Assisted with filming of RMT rail fare protest outside Euston station.
- Policeman admits child porn charges (PA Newswire – view image here.)
- Beatles memorabilia up for auction (PA Newswire – view image here.)
- Rare Bronte letters fetch £185,000 (PA Newswire – view image here.)
- Rothko painting vandal jailed (PA Newswire – view image here.)
- Millionaire wife’s cocaine death (PA Newswire – view image here.)..
Warwick student newspaper, 2009-2012.
The Huffington Post
The Daily Telegraph
Jul 2008-Jul 2010.
- Married teacher banned after her ’emotional interest with vulnerable student’
- Sarah Palin joins ranks of Twitter bloopers
- Cost of being a wedding guest: £547
- Microsoft’s virtual human Milo on show in Britain
- Well-educated people think they are more left wing
- Champagne socialists ‘not as left wing as they think they are‘
- Paul the psychic octopus and friends
- Sangin: a province blighted by conflict
- Celebrity technophobes who have no time for the internet
- Kent village pond ‘ruined because of council red tape planning row’
- Forrest Gump and Kill Bill remakes are internet hit
- Primary school league tables: 1,200 exams ‘lost’ after marking fiasco
- Spotify to take on iTunes in online music market
- Children aged eight enlisted as council snoopers (front page lead on the Saturday paper – view image here.)
Work experience – Weekend.
Work experience – Economics.
- High street hopes as retail sales rise
- Deflationary fears force Mervyn King into sea change on monetary policy
- Factory outlook best in a year
What Digital Camera (IPC Media)
Coach and Bus Week (Rouncy Media)