I’m a freelance journalist and author, based in London, specialising in features and opinion on mental health, tech, science and gender. I also write about music, dating, culture and anything else thrown my way. I worked at WIRED magazine for a year, writing news and features and appearing on the weekly podcast, and also have bylines at NY Mag, the Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, BBC and many more. I've also appeared on Newstalk, the FiveThirtyEight podcast, Radio 4's Today Programme and Woman's Hour.
I also built, maintain and run a practical self-care Twitter bot, @everydaycarebot, which automatically sends followers practical advice on how to cope with mental illness. An accompanying website, intended to be a permanent resource for self-care, can be found here. The bot has been covered by Dazed magazine.
In 2016 I co-founded the Words by Women Awards, the only general UK awards for women journalists. We received thousands of nominations and had press coverage on Radio 4 and in the Telegraph, Guardian, Spectator and more. The Society of Editors formed an advisory group to deal with diversity following the success of the awards. I'm also currently mentoring a young woman journalist in association with SPA Journalism.
"Impressive young activists – Laura Bates, Emily Reynolds, Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Nesrine Malik, Reni Eddo-Lodge and so many others – have the kind of poise, commitment and deep awareness I never had. Look them up if the names are unfamiliar. Never again will you think or say sexism is unbeatable." – Yasmin Alibhai-Brown