I wrote a personal piece entitled ‘The Benefits of Getting into Gardening in your 20’s’ about being a young(ish) gardener, with a slant on the mental health benefits.
I wrote for the soaps section of the Radio Times Online from August 2016 to March 2017, covering breaking soap news and writing up spoiler articles from embargoed story line documents. You can read my back catalogue here.
My interview with Anna Potter, the florist and founder of Swallows & Damsons, was a cover story for the summer 2016 print issue of Betty Magazine (pages 16-17).
Betty describes itself as ‘a magazine that is dedicated to sharing with you only the things that we like’ and the editors say their vision was to ‘create a more intelligent choice for girls’.
A magazine which describes itself as a free arts, culture and politics magazine. You can read my review of I, Daniel Blake (October 2016) for the filmreel section here. I interviewed theatre director Phillip Breen about his adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover for a feature in both the print and online Theatres Section, (September 2016) here. I’ve also written theatre, ballet and restaurant reviews.
A surreal recounting of that time I was harassed by a Tudor pedlar. Read on and laugh at my misfortune, whilst also having a think about women’s equality. Oh yeah. Published in Talking Soup, a magazine I love perusing and which calls itself ‘a publication that puts the spotlight back on traditional long form storytelling’.
This print and online lifestyle magazine is published quarterly. I wrote a piece entitled ‘The Changing Face of Photojournalism‘ for the current affairs section in Issue 3. I also wrote an exploration of the surge in popularity of the vegan lifestyle, published in Issue 4 and available to read as a PDF here: Education or Judgement? How Vegans are Spreading the Message.
I’m a regular contributor to Wonder Magazine, an online lifestyle magazine which publishes one article per day based on a monthly theme. I’ve written opinion pieces and features on dementia, travel, the cult of ‘neo-positivity’ and nostalgia, alongside film and recipe articles, all linked below.
Have an Indulgent Heartbreak (for the ‘Heartbreak’ issue)
On Finding Lost Treasures (for the ‘Lost and Found’ issue)
Horror Films for Scaredy Cats (for the ‘Fear’ issue)
Moving Away (for the ‘Far, Far Away’ issue)
How Much Positivity Is Too Much Positivity? (for the ‘Positivity’ issue)
Escaping on Holiday: A Necessary Luxury (for the ‘Escape’ issue)
Memory as Identity: What Happens When It Fades Away? (for the ‘Memories’ issue)
Films for a Rainy Sunday (for the ‘Home’ issue)
Ambition Shouldn’t be a Dirty Word (for the ‘Ambition’ issue)
This online community has made it their mission to ‘change the dialogue of what it’s like to be a woman — and in doing so, make our world a better place’. I wrote a piece about friendship for their ‘Comfort’ issue.
I’ve contributed a ‘Lemon and Din Drizzle Cake‘ recipe post, a ‘Cocktail Hour‘ post and a ‘Colouring in the Lines‘ post about the trend for adult colouring books to their online magazine, which describes itself as being ‘for the young and stylish, mixing fashion, music, film & art’.
All of the articles on this portfolio website were originally published in the lifestyle magazine ‘Zarwil‘ which was founded January 2012. In March of 2015 I noticed it had disappeared off the face of the earth, taking all of my writing with it. I have made a new home for most of the articles I originally wrote for Zarwil on this new site. Here you’ll find cultural reviews, travel pieces, lifestyle articles and much more. Some examples:
My review of Stewart Lee’s ‘Much A-Stew About Nothing’ from the ‘Reviews and Press’ section of his website (originally for Zarwil).
I wrote an article entitled ‘Am I A Bad Feminist?’ for feminist blog The Hussington Post.
I wrote a teeny, tiny music review for this monthly music and listings magazine.
A magazine aimed at students. Read my rant in their Opinionated section.