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The charity heroes who helped the nation survive the pandemic

What has been largely considered to be one of the most challenging years facing the UK has also been a time which has illuminated the kindness of heroes helping communities, families and frontline workers to keep going.

For The Scotsman, January 2021

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The Edinburgh funeral director making the hardest of years a little easier for those mourning loved ones

An interview with Edinburgh-based funeral director Tim Purves. 

For The Scotsman, December 2020

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Inside the murky world of social media moderation

More and more social media content moderators are coming out with horror stories about their workplaces. I explore the reality of moderating for big tech and the demand for better treatment of social media moderators.

For The Skinny, November 2020

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Could Scotland’s growing love of wild swimming lead to a sea pool revolution?

The Covid pandemic has shown the importance of getting out into nature wherever possible. But could the wild swimming trend put Scotland’s historic sea pools back on our cultural agenda?

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How lockdown created a new generation of gardeners

A new generation of gardeners has emerged from lockdown. We speak to some of them about how the hobby has become a coping mechanism for job loss, mental health and economic uncertainty

For The Skinny, October 2020

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The LGBTQ+ club nights thriving in lockdown

With dancefloors placed out of bounds by coronavirus, a look at some of the LGBTQ+ club nights bringing queer communities together by the light of the computer screen

For The Skinny, Aug 2020

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Why Netflix's Big Flower Fight is so much more than a Bake Off with flowers

For Digital Spy TV, May 2020

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The young socialists who campaigned for a Labour government in 2019 are right to feel betrayed

Written in late April following the leak of the Labour Report into antisemitism in the party

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Growing Pains: Why houseplants mean so much to millennials

For The Skinny, Jan 2020 

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Fall where they may: Tarot in the internet age

For The Skinny, Oct. 2019. 

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SWERF politics gaining power in U.K. is a cause for concern

For Screen Shot magazine 

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How the UK 'Porn Block' could damage sex education

For The Skinny, July 2019

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Pride and Prejudice: What Pride means in 2019

For The Skinny, June 2019

In honour of Pride month, I offered my reflections on what Pride means to me as a bisexual woman living in Britain

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How Slow Dating took over online dating

For The Skinny, April 2019

Are we moving too fast? I explore whether ‘slow dating’ really is the new speed dating and whether it can absolve us of our online dating anxieties 

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Call Me By Your Star Sign: On Love & Astrology

For The Skinny, March 2019

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Good Vibrations: The New Cult of Ecosexual Self-Care

The Skinny, October 2018

 

A new abundance of ecosex toys claim to be the route to wellness but when crystal dildos and foliage floggers are priced beyond reach, is free love really free?

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Panic at the Porno: Moral panics and amateur porn

I examine the moral panic surrounding the amateur adult industry, and explain why I sometimes feel torn when it comes to porn. Contains graphic descriptions.

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International Girls on Film

Originally written for The Columnist in 2017

On the importance of leading female middle-eastern directors shedding the white, western skin of the conventional female gaze in film. 

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#Eatingclean: The Impossible Dream

From açaí to chia, gojis to yogis, Deviance takes a look into the perceived glamour of eating clean on Instagram

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The Monotony of Monogamy

Monogamy schmonogamy? I discuss the intrigue of polyamory in a society of tables for two

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Lil Miquela: challenging perceptions of reality on Instagram

for The Student

Press Conference

We have a right to expect the BBC to be impartial

for The Student