After a very busy March, it was a relief to have a slightly calmer April, providing time to catch my breath, take stock, and focus on exciting personal projects and events – including my younger brother’s beautiful wedding over the Easter bank holiday weekend. Several of the articles I’ve written more recently were for print […]
In March I wrote a number of pieces on women’s health, including a feature for Grazia looking at the impact of menstrual ill health on women’s careers, and one for Patient on how to tackle acne when you’re pregnant. How Your Period Could Be Costing Your £40,000 In Lost Earnings – for Grazia: From endometriosis […]
I realised recently that, while I’ve been keeping Hysterical Women updated on a more or less weekly basis, it’s been more than three months since my last proper work update over here. Although my work around Hysterical Women has been sucking a lot of my time lately, there’s also a backlog of freelance work that […]
November’s features for Grazia, The Pool, and BBC Three covered a pretty interesting range of subjects: anxiety, addiction, sex, millennials, periods, fertility, and the menopause. ‘I’d Treat Myself With Diazepam In The Way People Treat Themselves To A Glass Of Wine After A Stressful Day’ – for Grazia: Lena Dunham this week revealed that she’s […]
September was Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, and I wrote for Patient about how to spot the warning signs of the five different gynae cancers: ovarian, cervical, womb, vaginal and vulval cancer. Also in September I wrote for Grazia, debunking some of the most common myths around fertility. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October, I […]
My work on sexual and reproductive health in August covered everything from heavy vaginal bleeding to painful (and even traumatic) vaginal childbirth, as well as looking at the lesser known (and surprisingly common) sexually transmitted virus HPV. 2018 marks the ten year anniversary of free HPV vaccines for girls over the age of 12 on […]
Relationships were a pretty big theme of my work in October – from looking at the minefield of boy-girl friendships when you’re a teenager, to picking apart the complexities of dating, monogamy, and family planning in the modern world.
A couple more sexual/reproductive health pieces from last month.
In the last couple of weeks I’ve written my first two pieces for Grazia Daily. In the first, I explore the shame and stigma surrounding women’s experiences of antenatal depression during pregnancy. The second looks at the varying cost of childcare globally, and where best to live as a working mother. Thank you to all the […]