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Megan Wallace

Writer

Location icon United Kingdom

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.

Portfolio
Dazed
05/14/2019
Eco-porn: the movement that says sex can save the planet

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."

Vice
06/27/2019
Sex Workers Are Fighting to Unionise in Scotland

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.

I-d
11/20/2018
what is audio porn and is it an exploitation-free way to get off?

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.

Theskinny
Sharon Van Etten on her changing sound, mental health, and new LP: The Skinny

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.

Garage
11/17/2019
Was Grime Britain's Last Subculture?

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.

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

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.

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.