Florence Derrick

Freelance journalist

United Kingdom

London-based writer and editor focusing on international reporting and human interest.

Previously features writer at The Wharf, Trinity Mirror; deputy editor at b.inspired by Brussels Airlines, Ink; associate editor at easyJet Traveller, Ink; and staff writer at France Media Group and Resource media.

Has written for Skyscanner, Eventbrite, International Business Times, New Internationalist, n by Norwegian, BonjourParis and The Metropolist.

Available for commissions: [email protected]

The Wharf
Walk the walk

Florence Derrick meets dominatrix Madam Storm, whose Strut masterclasses empower women

b.inspired by Brussels Airlines
Dawn of the Superheroes

Real-life heroes come in every shape, size and gender. To celebrate International Women's Day, we talk to inspirational superwomen making their mark on the world

b.inspired by Brussels Airlines
Urban Legends

A new wave of street culture is getting its skates on in Cameroon. We meet the photographer documenting it

b.inspired by Brussels Airlines
Where the wild things are

There's a lot more to spending a night at an isolated chimpanzee sanctuary than monkeying around, as Florence Derrick discovers in Sierra Leone

easyJet Traveller
Soul Food

It might be late to the party, but Paris has been bitten by the street-eating bug and a new market is not just feeding the city – it's making it a better place

b.inspired by Brussels Airlines
Riding the wave

A grassroots project isn't just bringing surfing to Sierra Leone, it's also inspiring greater ambitions among the local young people, reports Florence Derrick

easyJet Traveller
How to smash through the glass ceiling

Tel Aviv has the world's highest concentration of high-tech startups outside of Silicon Valley and, for the first time, women are ruling the roost in a traditionally man's world.

b.inspired by Brussels Airlines
Waste Busters

Accra is home to a budding network of social entrepreneurs who are using waste and neglected local resources as tools for innovation. We meet Ghana's most eco-minded creatives

New Internationalist
Making Waves: Catherine Shovlin

A radio soap opera is bridging social gaps in a Syrian refugee camp. Florence Derrick meets its champion

easyJet Traveller
Q&A: Annie Leibovitz

The Queen is just one of a roster of female icons captured by Annie Leibovitz in her new exhibition, but the legendary photographer is still holding out for one more shot..

Rosa: the UK fund for women and girls
Case study: Saffron Records

Funding from Rosa has enabled Bristol’s first female youth record label to launch its first EP, from artist China Bowls

Rosa: the UK fund for women and girls
Men and FGM: Yusuf's story

It's not just women that are affected by the practice of FGM – as Yusuf, a volunteer at the non-profit organisation NESTAC, explains