Formerly freelance, I'm currently Staff Writer at HUNGER Magazine. I have bylines at Dazed, i-D, Elle, Teen Vogue, Garage, The Guardian, Nylon, Elephant, The Independent, AnOther, Refinery 29, Cosmopolitan, Vice, Noisey, Huck, Notion, Little White Lies, SLEEK, Indie, Bustle, Wonderland, METAL, Oyster, Screen Shot and more.
In 2019 I won Young Journalist of the Year at the PPA Scottish Magazine Awards.
In 2018, I completed a first class undergraduate degree in English Literature and Spanish at the University of Edinburgh before going on to attain an MSt in Modern Languages with distinction at the University of Oxford. I am currently undertaking a PhD at UCL.
In addition to journalism and academia, I have professional experience in PR, Copywriting and Digital Marketing. I have worked as a freelance creative, focussing on Instagram, at content agency Adjust Your Set.
Lack of awareness around the disorder means that it can be difficult to get help when you need it
Interview conducted in Spanish and written in English
Back in 2012, Haifaa al-Mansour became the first Saudi Arabian woman to direct a feature film.
Fewer and fewer people identify as heterosexual and straight culture is slowing dying out.
"When I first went to university It really was a culture shock. I met some incredible people but I'd also never met so many people who were wealthy or attended private school."
Despite growing anti-BDSM sentiment in the media, the kink community's emphasis on consent can be a lifeline
Eco-porn: the movement that says sex can save the planet Eco-porn: the movement that says sex can save the planet Ecosexuals and eco-porn producers are trying to make the environmentalist movement more sexy and fun - but is that what the movement needs? "We are the ecosexuals. The Earth is our lover."
With British sex workers striking on International Women's Day and strippers unionising in increasing numbers, individuals across the industry are fighting for their right to hold employers accountable, demand better working conditions and safeguard their livelihoods. Many view the fight to decriminalise sex work is a labour rights issue, but Scottish politicians see it differently.
It's unsurprising that some students studying away from home suffer with their mental health - but what support is there to stop things from spiralling?
Thanks to today's hyper-visual society, a shit-tonne of sexualised images in the media, and all that time spent scrolling on Instagram, we've been practically reared for porn consumption. Now, most of us have a tried-and-tested recipe for orgasm involving a quick delve into RedTube, a spritz of wishful thinking and a dash of "self-love"...and that's about it.
With August upon us, everything seems to be happening at once. The tourist season fully in swing, and Edinburgh's streets enlivened with fresh faces from around the world; it's one of the most exciting times of the year. Yet it's also a month of odd uncertainty, with one foot stuck in summer and the other edging towards the golden leaves of autumn.
Sign of the Times © Fiona Cartledge Sign of the Times was a stall, that evolved into a shop, initially located in Kensington Market. Owned by Fiona Cartledge, throughout the 1980s and 1990s it sold and promoted items by local London designers and dressed the city's ravers.
Amongst the queer community, the cat-loving lesbian is a pretty well-established trope. Ironically, what's ultimately less clear-cut is what it means to identify as a "lesbian".
"How many more straight white male authors do we actually need to read?"
If feet aren't your thing, you might not have realised that foot fetishists are thriving on social media. In fact, there are currently over 44,000 posts catalogued under the "feetish" hashtag on Instagram, a clear indicator that IG is a hotbed for foot content.
Fans of will be well aware of its highly anticipated return to TV. But will the show achieve the same cult following as it did when it began in 2004, when it had a captive audience of representation-starved queer women?