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London-based freelance writer & film/telly journo. Words at Daily Star, BBC Radio, Reader's Digest, The Playlist & more.

Although not without its painful pitfalls, ditching the desk for a smartphone is the way forward. I wrote this blog on mine & here’s why…

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A bump on my forehead that’s a real museum piece and repetitive strain injury in my wrist and hands so acute you’d easily mistake me for a pubescent teen. These are the first signs of physical trauma to show from my latest WFH evolution, WFP (working from phone).

As if…


George R.R. Martin calls editors “the writer’s natural enemy,” but some of these pros are great. What sets them apart from their thoughtless counterparts?

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Picture the scene: You’re at home in the kitchen. After toiling for hours to prepare a gourmet feast, it’s time to down that trusty wooden spoon. Sure, your dish might need a pinch of this and a dash of that before serving, but it’s pretty much done. Happy with the…


Are pandemic hook-ups irresponsible? Or can people put it about as they please?

With his peroxide shock and plummy twaddle, Boris Johnson would put even the randiest horndog off sex at the best of times — quite frankly, I have no clue how Carrie Symonds does it.

But in the Covid era, our fearless leader has literally made it illegal for UK residents…


How ‘Schitt’s Creek’ legend Moira Rose indirectly taught me the best way to tackle cultural appropriation

Moira Rose is the bread to my butter. I said as much on Twitter yesterday after seeing the Queen of Schitt’s Creek announce, in her trademark faux British accent:

“I don’t know who I am from one moment to the next.”

More than ever during lockdown, the sentiment speaks to…


No gun laws and easy targets. It’s all fun and games until you realise what digital death represents…

Today, I shot a woman! I shot a woman in cold blood, for the first time ever. I did it not because she threatened me or hurt me or anything like that, but because she was there. And I didn’t like the look of her. And just because I could…


Sick of tech? Enjoy snail mail? A total dork? Look no further than the nerdiest pen pal club in town

Last month, I joined the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club (IGGPPC). Nope…I never thought I’d see those words flow from my fingertips either. I can’t help but wonder what the somewhat cool 21-year-old Steven might think of this. You know what though, who gives a hoot? …


Why you should always grab the chance to say goodbye before a family member passes — even if you don’t get along!

When you wake to three missed calls from your father and a text message from your brother saying “Dad’s trying to get hold of you, can you give him a bell?” without explaining why…you know something’s up. …


How a stylish sexagenarian led me to question whether I have anything to say that no one else can say better

Tutti Bennett

Ever heard of Tutti Bennett? Na, neither had I until I met her daughter Sonia (my friend’s kooky flatmate) last year. At a party, Sonia led me to her mum’s colourful Instagram page, and it was love at first sight. She might just be the coolest lady I’ve ever seen…


How the trailblazing broadcaster used a deepfake Queen Elizabeth to highlight society’s misinformation problem

One presumably knows that it is incredibly rare to see the Queen break into a basic smile, let alone a fancy tabletop jig. But thanks to technology, viewers got to witness both of these marvels on Christmas day.

Following the British monarch’s usual Christmas speech, shown on both the BBC…


Some words on why we should be allies to non-binary people and a few ways we can go about this super simple task

A friend recently “came out” as non-binary. For anybody still in the dark about what it means to be non-binary (or genderqueer, bigender, genderfluid, or agender) then please watch this short and sweet video from 15-year-old Micah.

Clued up now? Kays, let’s get this show on the road.

So, after…

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