“What have I got to lose?” Hunger strikes and protests at Yarl’s Wood detention centre

Yarl's Wood protest

Originally published at New Statesman, written as part of my communications work for Women for Refugee Women: On Saturday, hundreds of protestors gathered in the muddy field outside Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre, calling for an end to the detention of vulnerable women who have claimed asylum in the UK. Despite the pouring rain, the mood on both sides […]

Breaking Into Journalism: the #tsjturnstwo conference

Originally published at the City IN Journalism course blog. As many of you know, I spent Saturday at the University of Warwick for the ‘Breaking Into Journalism’ conference, organised by The Student Journals to celebrate our second birthday (along with lots and lots of cake!) The day featured journalists from Huffington Post UK, The Guardian, The Telegraph, […]