International Women’s Day 2017

Happy International Women’s Day! Today is one of my favourite days of the year, because it provides a focal point for celebrating women’s fantastic achievements, and campaigning on all the areas where there’s still work to be done. This time last year I joined my sisters from WRW in a vibrant and defiant IWD party […]

“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 […]

New job!

So, a bit of work news that I’ve been keeping quiet for a while… In September I’m joining the brilliant team at Women for Refugee Women, for a 12-month, part-time role as their communications executive, while Sophie Radice takes a year out to go travelling. I’ll also still be freelancing for the remaining two days […]