Here’s a preview of an article I wrote for issue 47 of Oh Comely. I’m so happy with this piece, and the beautiful illustrations from Sonia Alins.
Scotland-based literary magazine Monstrous Regiment are anthologising my short story Elsa. The issue is available to pre-order here.
Happy Halloween! I wrote a piece about Netflix’s adaptation of The Haunting Of Hill House and how it compares with Shirley Jackson’s novel Read it here.
TANK is a London-based independent magazine. I’m currently producing content for TANK Live and sub-editing ahead of the print deadline.
In August, I was sent to Uruguay with Michael Vince Kim for the Guardian to investigate how well the decriminalisation of abortion has been implemented. Read the report here.
I grew up watching re-runs of Doctor Who on UK Gold. In truth, I’ve seen every episode in existence since 1963, from William Hartnell through to the current Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. As you might imagine, I was beyond excited to learn of the new female regeneration. Read my early thoughts here.
Thanks to The Pool for giving me a platform to share this story. I felt anxious writing something so personal that would actually be read by real readers. It draws attention to myself, and like others, I don’t particularly like being scrutinised. But I suppose I just want to get to the point where talking about these issues is no longer a big deal. Upon publication, I received an overwhelming response from friends and strangers who said it resonated, one of which had me in tears. The resounding message? People want to be heard, but like me for many years, they are scared of speaking out for fear of social stigma. Thanks for reading x
I have really fond memories of my time at the University of Edinburgh, where I did my undergraduate degree and met my husband photographer Michael Vince Kim. We were interviewed by the alumni magazine Edit for the September online supplement. Read the interview here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/edit-magazine/supplements/in-our-view
The anti-plastic straw campaign is helpful – but if we want to save marine life, we need to stop eating fish' for The Independent.
This appeared on the front page of the digital edition & app on Monday 3 September 2018 (there is no print edition of the Indy, as of March 2016).
Travel story on the growing vegan movement in Buenos Aires for The Independent
Report for Dazed & Confused with photographs by Michael Vince Kim.
"After it was announced in 2016 the zoo would become an ecopark, 119 animals have died, leaving activists to feel little has changed." Read my report for the Guardian here, photos by Michael Vince Kim.
This article also appeared in print on 1st August 2018.
This summer I have been commissioned by SheKnows to write a series of articles on endometriosis. 1 in 10 women suffer from this potentially crippling condition, myself included. I was grateful to be offered the opportunity to help raise awareness about endometriosis and women's health in general. According to comScore, in 2012 SheKnows became the top women’s lifestyle site in the U.S.
I contributed a wee piece to #94 of Positive News, a beautiful independent magazine which publishes stories about progress and possibility. This is a collaboration with a good friend, writer and documentary photographer Eva Clifford. This article is part of the series "Working your Way," which profiles people working in careers that have traditionally been associated with the opposite sex. Our story is about Christine Kachataryan and the female de-miners of Nagorno-Karabakh.
More interviews for the NOR coming soon. Read my interview with Yuri Herrera here.
I have just started writing essays for The Millions, a literary site described by the New York Times as “The indispensable literary site.” Read my first piece, an interview with Man Booker prize shortlisted author Fiona Mozley.
Happy new year! I'm starting off the new year in beautiful Tepoztlán in Morelos, Mexico for the 15th annual Under the Volcano writer's conference and residency, which I am attending on a grant. I had the privilege of working with a faculty including Magda Bogin, Reyna Grande, Paul Muldoon, Luisa Valenzuela, and others.
SP Magazine (Mug Publishing's) 2nd volume is now out in South Korea, featuring photographers Michael Vince Kim, Kim Sperling, Shen Xuezhe, and Dongkeun Lee. The goal of the photo book is to introduce Anglophone readers to photographers with Korean heritage whose work pertains to the Korean peninsula. I wrote the English introduction, which has also been translated into Korean in this bilingual edition.
For his project The New Londoners, Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins is undertaking the ambitious endeavour of photographing one family from every country residing in London in order to highlight the city's cultural and ethnic diversity. The project has already been exhibited at FIX Photo Festival in London, and the resulting photo book will be kept in the British Library's permanent collection. I am co-editing the book and I've been assisting with the research since 2016.
Three of my interviews were listed in the Best Interviews of 2016 According to Our Readers on Something Curated. I did a number of features, profile pieces and covered gallery openings for the site in London and New York.
I collaborated with my spouse Michael Vince Kim on a series of refugee stories for HUCK Magazine #53 – The Change Issue in print and online. For HUCK digital I have also written several articles.
See the articles online: