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journalism

I’m currently a sex and relationships columnist for Wellby, and previously wrote the “It’s My Pleasure” sex column at Restless Magazine. You can see my columns here.

Bylines

Sex & Relationships

Refinery29The reality of dating with PTSD

Vice How sex toys became the new celebrity fragrance

Self & MoreIt’s time to include people with penises in sex-positivity

WellbyThe Talk: How to talk to your partner about sexual dysfunction

Lacuna VoicesWhat it’s like dating after leaving an abusive relationship

Xtra Magazine I accidentally ordered a magic wand for my first sex toy. It changed my life

The Curiosity Club How life modelling helped me embrace my plus size body

The Curiosity ClubWhy is it so hard to make up with friends you’ve hurt?

Restless Magazine 

Inside the world of educational porn

The best sex toys for couples

How much sex are we really having in isolation? We interviewed The Sex Doctor to find out

The pandemic’s impact on the queer community

6 must-have sex toys for solo play

A guide to navigating Valentine’s Day in the #MeToo era

How to rebuild intimacy after sexual assault

The Huffington Post – Every sexual assault matters

The Breakdown FYI, solo orgasms have amazing health benefits

The Curiosity Club Using toys to masturbate enhances my experience

Killing Kittens – In conversation with Venus Libido

Rach Jardine runs through the inspiration behind her #ItsAKittensWorld collection

How to talk about erectile dysfunction with your partner

A beginner’s guide to rimming

How to take amazing nudes

The best LGBTQ+ sex scenes in film and TV

LGBTQ+ sex positive creators you must follow on social media

An interview with Laura Wells of Be Fierce Art

Politics & Social

Vice ‘I’m Embarrassed’ – The Young Tories Who Regret Voting Conservative

I-DYoung landlord TikTok is here and it’s truly as grim as it sounds

Vice I never worried about being working class until I went to art school

Vice – ‘We’re not in this together’ – how the UK failed working class people

ViceGetting into debt is bad – going to court over it is even worse

The FlockFalling incomes, CCJs, and the Coronavirus debt spiral

The Curiosity ClubTips for getting out of debt from people who’ve been there too

Health

The Metro I spent £3k trying to cure my insomnia after not sleeping for a week

Daye While undergoing treatment for PTSD, I discovered my period was part of the problem

Stylist How to safely develop a fitness routine with anxiety

ViceGetting an abortion in lockdown is easier than you think

Vice How to access contraception during the pandemic

Restless MagazineIs pushing contraception ethical?

Restless Magazine – Wtf is vaginismus? – download the Restless Network App to read

Restless MagazineLegislation on fitness to drive is failing those with mental health disorders

Restless Magazine It’s time to end the stigma around HIV

Restless MagazineHow to prioritise your mental health as a queer person

Culture

Refinery29 Why I prefer clothing swaps to shopping new

Vogue BusinessStella McCartney to Gucci: Lessons on the new gender-neutral

Vogue BusinessWhat happened to plus size?

Vogue BusinessWhy influencers are unionising

Autostraddle Coming Together, Staying Apart: What taking care and taking action looks like on HIV and COVID-19

Restless MagazineStephanie Yeboah on writing Fattily Ever After

Restless MagazineIs the Instagram algorithm sexist? 

The Nopebook Crazy-Ex Girlfriend is tackling the stigma surrounding anti-depressants

The NopebookCrazy-Ex Girlfriend shows us the dangers of using love as a ‘cure’

The Breakdown Why makeup is perfect for self-expression

Women

Restless MagazineVictims will have their say – The government wants your input to redesign workplace harassment laws.

Restless MagazineHow you can help end period poverty

JeTuNous (archived) – Profile of feminist punk band Peach Club

Jetunous (archived) – In conversation with YouTuber Grace Victory

Jetunous (archived) – On modelling with body hair with Maya Felix

Jetunous (archived) – Womanhood in the political arena with MP Jess Phillips

Press/Quoted In

2021

Times Radio

Appeared on Times Radio with Cathy Newman discussing the problems with Denmark’s iConsent app

Close-up podcast

I was a guest on Aurelia Magazine’s Close-up podcast alongside Poppy Lepora, discussing sex and masturbation

Let’s Talk about Sex, Jamie

I was a guest on the Let’s Talk about Sex, Jamie podcast discussing lockdown wanking.

Let’s Talk about Sex, Jamie

I returned as a guest on the Let’s Talk about Sex, Jamie podcast to talk vaginismus, sexual dysfunction, and anxiety’s impact on sex.

Student Publication Association

I was a panellist for The Student Publication Association’s SPANC21 event “pitching for beginners”

Lekker Creative

I was interviewed by Lekker Creative for their “have a word with…” newsletter about my favourite words in the world

Pink Pussy Podcast

I was a guest on the Pink Pussy podcast where I talked about masturbation, the importance of adequate sex education, porn, and how to get into writing.

2020

BBC

Appeared on Radio 1 Extra to talk about the new guidelines (released October 2022) stopping CPS from considering sexts and casual sex of a complainant when reviewing sexual assault cases.

Vice

Quoted in How losing your regional accent affects your identity by Gina Tonic

Restless Magazine

Quoted in So you want more sex? by Tea Adesanya

2019

HuffPost 

Contributed to 70 women on what it’s like to be sent unsolicited dick pics by Sophie Gallagher

Vice

Interviewed for How to have sex with a fat girl by Gina Tonic

The Metro 

Contributed to International Women’s Day: Celebrating the women who are empowered by their tattoos, by Hattie Gladwell

Cosmopolitan 

Quoted in Facesitting: what it is and why people get off on it by Paisley Gilmour

BBC 

Spoke to BBC about tech abuse in ‘I didn’t realise it was going to be part of my entrapment’ by Zoe Kleinman

Avon

Panel member for the Refuge X Avon Comestics ‘Behind the Line’ campaign raising awareness of coercive control in abusive teenage relationships

Channel 5

Appeared on Channel 5 News to discuss the importance of making people aware of coercive control in relationships 

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