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I've written features, reviews and opinion pieces across the cultural sector for publications such as Granta, Elephant, Garage and Artsy. I also write fiction, and in 2019 I was named runner-up in Boulevard's Short Fiction Contest for New Writers.  Commission me

For Granta I wrote a lyrical essay on misogyny, the demonisation of women throughout history, the #MeToo movement, vagina dentata, Lorena Bobbitt, and the dream of being able to fight back.

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For Elephant magazine I examined the recent spate of retrospectives focusing on the seminal gay artists of the 1980s, and questioned the line between celebration and sanitisation. 

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I wrote on Robyn's new album, Honey, queerness, and the euphoria of the dancefloor. 

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In honour of Tate Modern's landmark retrospective, I wrote for Artsy on Pierre Bonnard and Edward Vuillard and their use of colour to signal domesticity.

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For Vice, I wondered how and why Steve Coogan has become a sex symbol for Millennials. 

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For Garage Magazine I wrote on fashion's love affair with the Big Pink Dress, featuring Killing Eve, Rihanna and the 2019 Oscar's. 

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I was commissioned by Unseen Platform to explore the themes of intimacy and distance in the photographs of Celine Bodin, Randa Mirza & Lara Tabet and Chloe Rosser.

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For Artsy I wrote about essentialism and feminism in the works of 1970s artist Hannah Wilke, and how critics have begun to reappraise her legacy.

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For Autostraddle I wrote about one of my favourite authors, Tove Jansson, and how her queerness influenced her writing and art. This piece gained over 400 retweets and 1.2k likes on Twitter.

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For Artsy I wrote about up-and-coming photographer Tabitha Barnard's images of her teenage sisters, focusing on their synthesis of violence and tenderness.

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For 3:am Magazine I wrote on Derek Jarman and Rachel Carson. In the article I examined how queer writers can see the sea as a form of refuge or a place of freedom.

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