Kirstie Brewer

I write features on women, social affairs, inequality for the BBC and The Guardian, as well as publications including the i, The Pool and Refinery29. Previously a commissioning editor at the Guardian, I continue to run its Public Servant: My Letter to the Public series, designed to give a voice to the staff behind public services. In November 2016 I co-founded The Second Source, a group of women journalists working to end sexual harassment in the media and inform people of their rights (http://www.thesecondsource.co.uk/)

Portfolio

'The first time you cut human skin is monumental'
In Sue Black's line of work, gallows humour is a must. As a forensic anthropologist, her job is to identify human remains, often of those killed in war zones or mass disasters....
Shhh, quiet: an introvert's guide to networking
Do not make eye contact. Pretend to look for someone by peering pensively into the middle distance. Do a few sweaty laps of the room. Get another drink. Get a third. Busy...
Iceland's Women Strike
In October 1975, 90% of all women in Iceland took part in a nationwide protest over inequality. Vigdis Finnbogadottir, later Iceland's first female president, talks about that...

Public Servant: My Letter to the Public

public servant: my letter to the public | Public Leaders Network | The Guardian
The series that gives a voice to staff in public services hit by mounting cuts and rising demand. If you work in public service and would like to write an article for the...
I'm a DWP call handler and have no time to care about your disability claim
This morning I spoke to a cancer patient, a woman with kidney failure, and a young man who had just lost the mother of his children. Each of them thought I was trying to help...

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