Megan Wallace

Freelance Writer

Location icon United Kingdom

Work enquiries: [email protected]

Previously freelance, now Staff Writer at Hunger Magazine.

I have bylines at Dazed, i-D, Elle, The Guardian, Nylon, The Independent, AnOther, Refinery 29, Cosmopolitan, Vice, Noisey, Huck, Little White Lies, SLEEK, Indie, Bustle, Wonderland, METAL, Oyster, Screen Shot and more.

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 will soon begin a PhD at the University of Cambridge.

In addition to journalism and academia, I have professional experience in PR, Copywriting and Translation (Spanish to English and French to English).

Portfolio
Crack Magazine
Marie Davidson provides cultural recommendations for your next night in

Given that social media has replaced “enjoyment” with mere representation, Davidson’s self-care picks are less face masks and more full-out resistance. Including a Japanese anime exploring virtual reality and a book exposing the hidden cost of stress, listen up to start gathering your tools for the next revolution.

Dazed
03/04/2019
The Instagram shining a light on trans masc history and culture

"Before I started this research, I could barely think of any historic or pop cultural trans masculine figures," admits artist and bookmaker Izzy Kroese, who initially started work on what would become @transmascstudies whilst studying Fine Art at Goldsmiths University.

Dazed
09/25/2018
The new book written in Polari, a secret language for queer survival

Last summer marked 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, a landmark ruling which decriminalised homosexuality in the UK. In this relatively progressive year of 2018, fully understanding the extreme social stigmatisation and police persecution which reigned at that time is difficult.

Dazed
02/19/2019
How safe-for-work sex subcultures are curving Tumblr censorship

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.

ELLE
04/17/2019
Why Ariana Grande Doesn't Owe It To Her Fans To Come Out

Another week, another Ariana Grande drama. Whether it's the ' small charcoal grill' tattoo fiasco or accusations of plagiarism and cultural appropriation in '7 rings', it seems like she's permanently just a stone's throw away from a Twitterstorm.

Cosmopolitan
08/21/2019
This is what it means to be skoliosexual

Skoliosexuality is a way of recognising the beauty beyond binary definitions of "man" and "woman" in a world that says that you can only ever be either/or.

Huck Magazine
10/17/2018
We all love drag queens - but what about drag kings?

"Drag": a word which conjures up a world of lipstick, lip-syncing and not-so-ladylike behaviour. However, while the movement is typically associated with extreme femininity, there's a wealth of drag kings out there who are actively reimagining what masculinity can be. Much like their queen counterparts, aesthetics are only one aspect of a king's routine.

AnOther
08/24/2018
Lessons in Lavish Loungewear from a 1972 Sapphic Psychodrama

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's seminal 1972 psychodrama The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant is best known for its depiction of sapphic obsession, sexual jealousy and sado-masochism. The claustrophobic power struggles within an all-female landscape, restricted to the huis clos of Petra's bedroom, have gone on to influence later films like Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria and Peter Strickland's The Duke of Burgundy, among many others.

Wonderland
10/23/2018
Meet London-based Collective Femme Culture | Wonderland Magazine

Introducing the all-female DJ collective championing women in music. "You can wait around for a job or love but you can't wait around for change. Our generation is DIY" says Ludo, one half of record label and collective Femme Culture. Looking at London's nightlife scene, this seems undeniable.

Little White Lies
The camp, satirical aesthetic of queer classic But I'm a Cheerleader

With UK Prime Minister Theresa May recently vowing to abolish conversion therapy – a cruel practice that consists of psychoanalytical or behavioural therapy aimed at curbing same-sex attraction – and with two films set in conversion therapy camps being released this year, the issue has never been more present in the public consciousness

Schön!
Jacob Sartorius

For Schön! Magazine's 35th edition, I interviewed teen sensation Jacob Sartorius