Recent work: Google/Somerset House, postnatal contraception, and mental health at festivals

July saw me back at Google Arts & Culture, working with them on a couple of projects – including one with Somerset House, which explores their Summer 2019 programme of exhibitions, projects and events celebrating immigration, diversity, identity, and black creativity. I also wrote features for both Patient and Refinery29, respectively exploring new mums’ contraceptive […]

#lifeofamuslimfeminist: Noorulann Shahid on how it began

Originally published at Feminist Times. The hashtag #lifeofamuslimfeminist was started by Twitter user Noorulann Shahid (@YxxngHippie). It began trending on Friday and maintained momentum throughout the weekend, offering solidarity and an insight into the experiences of Muslim feminists. We spoke to Noorulann Shahid about how it all started, and then look at some of the key […]

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Originally published at Warwick Knowledge Centre. Journalism is a notoriously competitive industry, where, sad to say, factors such as gender, race, and class can still be a barrier to entry. A panel at The Student Journals’ recent ‘Breaking Into Journalism’ conference addressed how people can break through journalism’s glass ceiling and gain access to the industry. The […]

Where are all the women in journalism?

Originally published at Women’s Views on News. A recent study by Women in Journalism (WiJ) finds that British newspapers are still dominated by men. So where are all the women in journalism? One student magazine set out to address the issue in an inspiring panel session at the University of Warwick recently. Reporting on WiJ’s findings last month, The Guardian’s Amelia […]