As you might have noticed from recent posts, I’ve been doing a lot of work for The i newspaper lately, with a focus as always on women’s health stories and health inequalities. In early August I started researching and writing a long-read for them on sex and gender differences in dementia research, risk, diagnosis and […]
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 […]
March was a busy month, both for freelance work and over at Hysterical Women, where we had a month-long focus on endometriosis, followed by a Mothers’ Day spotlight on the damaging stereotype of the ‘neurotic mother‘. I also wrote an Endometriosis Awareness Month piece for Refinery29, looking at why women with the condition still struggle […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s been a while since my last work update – I’ve spent a lot of the last few months with my head down, immersed in a slightly all-consuming project that I’m excited to be able to share with you soon. In the meantime though, I’ve also been quietly cracking on with work on my usual […]
I’ve been a little quiet on social media this month – largely because I’ve had my head down in various commercial and personal projects that I can’t post very much about.
A couple more sexual/reproductive health pieces from last month.