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I have written for many outlets and websites, including the Independent, Metro, Stylist, BBC, Fodor’s Travel, The Femedic, Prospect Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Insider, Gastro Obscura, International Center for Journalists, Toronto Star, Media Diversity Institute, Funny Women, Get Me Giddy, Manchester Mill, Manchester Confidential, IFLScience and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Recent features:

Greater Manchester’s mills: a legacy under threat for Manchester Confidential

“How birdwatching helped me to manage OCD and anxiety attacks” for Stylist

Recipes from the “slow meat” movement for Reader’s Digest

Accepting my mental illness has done wonders for my wellbeing for Metro

As a mum with OCD, this is how I handle the Christmas overwhelm for Yahoo! Life

I Thought Altitude Sickness Would Be My Biggest Problem Hiking to Everest Base Camp. But I Never Planned for This for Fodor’s Travel

First-person and opinion:

Birding with a Baby for BirdNote

We moved somewhere rural for a more peaceful life. It’s beautiful and neighborly — but has problems we never had in the city for Business Insider

Accepting inverted nipples in a world obsessed with body symmetry for The Femedic

Learning to breastfeed for fun, not food for The Femedic

Everything that my many failures taught me for Funny Women

‘Communities Need to be Empowered to Tell Their Own Stories’: Why it’s Time to Reform the Documentary Genre for Heroica

I feed my child meat even though I’m vegan. I want him to make his own choices for Insider

I was so ‘touched out’ by my baby that I didn’t pet my cat for over a year for Insider

Regaining my self-worth after self-harm for Lay It Out Magazine

Why the UK media industry needs paid maternity leave and benefits for the Media Diversity Institute

Accepting my mental illness has done wonders for my wellbeing for Metro

An automatic feeder has saved my relationship with my cat for Metro

Breastfeeding tore my skin and left me with physical scars for Metro

I left the BBC but I’ll keep defending the licence fee for Metro

My home was robbed as I was asleep upstairs – 5 years later I still feel unsafe for Metro

Tenants trashed my house while I was on holiday and left dirty knickers everywhere for Metro

What it feels like…to give birth during the midwife crisis for Metro

Why I got the Covid vaccine during pregnancy for Metro

“How birdwatching helped me to manage OCD and anxiety attacks” for Stylist

“Period tracking helped me to understand my poor mental health – here’s how” for Stylist

Relationships:

The Psychological Reason You Fancy Your Best Friend’s Partner for IFLScience

How to Deal with a Narcissistic Parent as an Adult for WWR Digital Magazine

Media:

Born at the BBC, a framework for balancing gender representation in content goes global for Current.org

Management positions in the European media sector remain male-dominated for the Media Diversity Institute

Digest 04/05/2023: Jennifer Sizeland spills the tea on how a BBC sports personality’s suspension inspired workers to boycott the public broadcaster for Study Hall.

Work:

How journalists can build trust with their sources for the International Center for Journalists

How journalists can implement personal experiences in their reporting for the International Center for Journalists

How to do your own PR as a creative freelancer for Talenthouse

How to write a treatment for a TV show for Talenthouse Media Foundry

The Hustle: How to Navigate Unpaid Film and TV Gigs for The Light Leaks

How to tackle weaponised incompetence at work for The Robora

How to survive freelancer interviews and chats for UnderPinned

Parenting:

The best things to eat when you have morning sickness for Atomic Mommy

Should I speak more than one language to my child? for BBC Tiny Happy People

How Parenthood Opens Up Writing Opportunities for Funds for Writers

How to Babyproof Your Friendships for ILY Mag

Why I hid my pregnancy at work for Motherly

As a mum with OCD, this is how I handle the Christmas overwhelm for Yahoo! Life

Politics and social policy:

The UK’s birth rate has hit a record low. Can it bounce back? for Prospect Magazine

What Does The Poor Treatment Of NHS Staff Say About Britain? for The New Voice

The Battle for Social Housing in Berlin for Slow Travel Berlin

Crime and policing:

Can painting reduce policing? for What’s Next Magazine

Data journalism:

Wheel & Spoke Cities for Are We Europe

Visual journalism:

Undercovered: The Last Defense for Frame

History:

Greater Manchester’s mills: a legacy under threat for Manchester Confidential

Food and drink:

Lancashire Courting Cake for Gastro Obscura

Tottenham Cake: This pink cake celebrates a long-ago football victory for Gastro Obscura

Recipes from the “slow meat” movement for Reader’s Digest

Agricultural textiles: Is it time to ditch the fabrics protecting our crops? for Sliced by Fed Fed Fed

Beyond the Cellar Door: Discovering the Secrets of the Grape in Bottles and Bookcases the World Over for The Vintner Project

How Winemaking Waste is Being Put Toward New Uses for The Vintner Project

Nature and environment:

Why forever chemicals aren’t going away for Candid Orange Magazine

Rewilding a Manchester council estate for the Manchester Mill

The value of community gardens for Northern Soul

Truth or fiction: Is mining bitcoin a ticking time bomb for the climate? for Rehabilitating Earth

5 Animals Who Grieve Just Like Humans for Sentient Media

Health:

The Benefits and Considerations of a Vegan Pregnancy for Birthing Magazine

A New Vaccine Could Be a Game-Changer for People With Recurrent UTIs for Get Me Giddy

Advice From Dermatologists on Common Newborn Skin Problems for Get Me Giddy

All About Baby Kicks for Get Me Giddy

Are We in the Middle of a Mental Health Crisis? for Get Me Giddy

Becoming ‘Sober Curious’ for Get Me Giddy

Bottle and Breast: Your Combination Feeding Survival Guide for Get Me Giddy

Breastfeeding With Diabetes Is Possible for Get Me Giddy

Can Breast Milk Heal Wounds? for Get Me Giddy

Can the Miles Circuit Bring on Labor? for Get Me Giddy

Coming Down From Postpartum Euphoria for Get Me Giddy

Complications Can Accompany Postpartum Life for Get Me Giddy

Get to Know the Symptoms and Treatments for Genital Herpes for Get Me Giddy

A Guide on Sex for Men for Get Me Giddy

Health Professionals Weigh In on Sex After Giving Birth for Get Me Giddy

HELLP: What You Need to Know About This Rare Pregnancy Condition for Get Me Giddy

Help! I Love My Baby, But I Am ‘Touched Out’ for Get Me Giddy

Help Wanted: Transitioning Into Postpartum Life Can Be Difficult for Get Me Giddy

Heteropessimism May Be Sabotaging Your Relationship for Get Me Giddy

How Antibodies Are Passed From Mother to Baby for Get Me Giddy

How Does Chemotherapy Affect Your Sexual Health? for Get Me Giddy

How Does Chemotherapy Treat Cancer? for Get Me Giddy

How Much Do You Really Know About Chemotherapy? for Get Me Giddy

How to Babyproof Your Skincare Routine When Pregnant and Breastfeeding for Get Me Giddy

How to Cope With Infant Breast Refusal for Get Me Giddy

How to Manage Back Labor for Get Me Giddy

How Well Do You Know Genital Herpes? for Get Me Giddy

How Women Differ From Men in Matters of Sex for Get Me Giddy

How Worried Should We Be About Nudifying Apps? for Get Me Giddy

Is Hepatitis an STD? for Get Me Giddy

Learn How to Live With and Manage Genital Herpes for Get Me Giddy

Licking Your Newborn Is Probably Fine If You Feel So Inclined for Get Me Giddy

Massaging Your Baby May Bring You Closer, Among Other Benefits for Get Me Giddy

‘Menstrual Mapping’ May Have Physical and Psychological Benefits for Get Me Giddy

Nipple Shields Can Be a Lifesaver for Some Breastfeeding Moms for Get Me Giddy

Ouch! Why Am I Cramping While Breastfeeding? for Get Me Giddy

The Painful Truth About Pregnancy Orgasms No One Ever Tells You About for Get Me Giddy

Protect Yourself From STDs for Get Me Giddy

Sad Nipple Syndrome Is Under-Discussed But Very Real for Get Me Giddy

Should You Donate Your Placenta? for Get Me Giddy

Should You Switch to Organic Tampons? for Get Me Giddy

Stress Urinary Incontinence Doesn’t Have to Interrupt Your Workouts for Get Me Giddy

Take Addiction Recovery Step By Step for Get Me Giddy

Testing for Pregnancy: Be Aware of These Signs for Get Me Giddy

The Benefits of Colostrum for Your Baby for Get Me Giddy

The Biology of Sex for Get Me Giddy

The Importance of Prenatal Infection Awareness for Get Me Giddy

These Little-Known Organs Can Be the Source of Recurrent UTIs for Get Me Giddy

Tips for Breastfeeding a Teething Baby for Get Me Giddy

Trouble Breastfeeding? Insufficient Glandular Tissue May Be to Blame for Get Me Giddy

Understanding the Impact of Cushing’s Syndrome on Fertility for Get Me Giddy

What Are Birthing Balls and Do They Really Work? for Get Me Giddy

What Are the Risks of Taking Plan B Too Often? for Get Me Giddy

What Does It Mean To Embrace Your Inner Abrosexual? for Get Me Giddy

What Experts Say About Breastfeeding Twins for Get Me Giddy

What Is a Lotus Birth, And Is It Safe? for Get Me Giddy

What is Cervical Ectopy and How Could it Affect Your Sex Life? for Get Me Giddy

What Is Gestational Gigantomastia and How Common Is It? for Get Me Giddy

What Is the Purpose of Breasts Outside of Breastfeeding? for Get Me Giddy

What Is Water Retention and Why Does It Happen? for Get Me Giddy

What to Know About the ‘Morning-After’ Pill for Get Me Giddy

What to Expect When Working With a Lactation Consultant for Get Me Giddy

What’s the Worst That Can Happen If I Have Chlamydia? for Get Me Giddy

Why Do Tampons Have an Expiration Date? for Get Me Giddy

Why Skin-to-Skin Contact Is Important for Your Baby for Get Me Giddy

Your Public Breastfeeding Rights Explained for Get Me Giddy

Travel features:

6 Scenic Drives for Your Italian Road Trip for American Domani

A Guide to Italian Operas for American Domani

I put travel on my resume and it got me a job for Bootsnall

How to be an ethical trekker in Nepal for The Culture-ist

Taking my anxiety in high altitude in Nepal for The Culture-ist

Mass(age) Tourism: Ayurvedic therapy for anxiety in India for Dame Traveler

Hike This Popular US Trail To Reach A Stunning 70ft Waterfall for Explore

Plan A Relaxing Crowd-Free Beach Vacation At This Mexico Destination for Explore

Plan A Trip To The South To Take A Dip In The Top-Ranked Swimming Hole In America for Explore

Take A Fall Getaway To This Popular US National Park For A Less-Crowded Visit for Explore

This RV Campground Is A Great Home Base For Your East Coast Family Vacation for Explore

This Underrated Region Of Italy Is A Great Addition To Your Wine Vacation Bucket List for Explore

This Underrated Southern Town Is A Great Place To Catch Fall Foliage Views for Explore

Visit This National Park In East Africa For One-Of-A-Kind Wildlife Viewing Experiences for Explore

10 Places in Europe Where You’ll Be Fined for Seemingly Small Things for Fodor’s Travel

10 Red Flags to Avoid in a Travel Partner for Fodor’s Travel

Can Marijuana Tourism Really Restart California’s Tourism Industry? for Fodor’s Travel

Have You Seen the Beauty of Yonic Architecture? for Fodor’s Travel

How Ukraine Underwent a Hipster Revolution for Fodor’s Travel

I Thought Altitude Sickness Would Be My Biggest Problem Hiking to Everest Base Camp. But I Never Planned for This for Fodor’s Travel

What is Phallic Architecture? for Fodor’s Travel

9 ways to enjoy your most eco-friendly family holiday yet for Girls Who Travel

Tips and tricks for travelling with OCD for Girls Who Travel

Secret Civil Conflict at Myanmar’s Ancient Temples in Rakhine for GoNOMAD

Xieng Khouang Laos: The Amazing Plain of Jars for GoNOMAD

The Secret War Caves of Northeast Laos for Go World Travel

Searching for the One-horned Rhino in Chitwan National Park, Nepal for In the Know Traveler

Iceland’s ring road: Europe’s most sustainable road trip for the Independent

The Shadow of Sri Pada for Intrepid Times

What is Vietnam famous for? for Love and Road

How Cookery Classes in Southeast Asia Inspired Me to Become Vegan for Nomadic Vegan

Why Laos Is The Ultimate Southeast Asian Country To Get Lost In for Pure Wander

How to embrace slow family travel for the environment for Seatkickers

In Laos — Southeast Asia’s antidote to travel exhaustion — I finally learned the art of slowing down for the Toronto Star

Kathakali: Watching South India’s Elaborate Artform in Kochi for Tripfore

Saying Goodbye To The Stigma Of Solo Female Travel for We Are Solo Living

Lists:

10 Innovative Ways That Beavers Can Save the World for Listverse

10 Times When Humans Declared War on Animals for Listverse

10 Unusual Animals Named after Famous People for Listverse

Lifestyle:

Five excellent science experiments for CBeebies

Ten-minute arts and crafts and Messy play for CBeebies

Top tips for an eco-friendly family Christmas for Mum’s the Nerd

The ultimate guide to a zero-waste dental routine for Zero Waste Lifestyle System

Travel guides:

20 Awesome Things to Do in Hanoi, Vietnam for Chasing the Unexpected

8 beautiful places to visit in Hpa-an, Myanmar for Global Grasshopper

Top 15 of the most beautiful places to visit in Derbyshire for Global Grasshopper

Top 15 beautiful places to visit in Greater Manchester for Global Grasshopper

15 beautiful places to visit in Staffordshire for Global Grasshopper (ghostwritten)

20 best places to visit in November in the USA for Global Grasshopper

Top 25 of the most beautiful places to visit in India for Global Grasshopper (co-written)

The Ultimate Wine Tasting Trip Along the West Coast for Meori

Top 10 Best Things To Do In Battambang, Cambodia for Out of Town Blog

Travel guide to Sam Neua and Vieng Xai, Laos for Southeast Asia Backpacker

9 Brilliant Things To Do With Kids in Sri Lanka for Vagabond Family

A Complete Guide to Thailand’s Songkran Water Festival for We Are Travel Girls

News articles:

Hedgehogs EXTINCT in areas of Manchester – urgent warning to check bonfires for Mancunian Matters

Floods ‘bring most misery to poor areas’ but Manchester experts vow to stem the tide for Mancunian Matters

Run, rabbit, run! £2.2m wildlife grant for Manchester to Liverpool nature corridors for Mancunian Matters

Is green roofing the answer to saving endangered bird species across Manchester? for Mancunian Matters

Plans for Ardwick park are ‘attack on working class’ turning city into ‘Greychester’ for Mancunian Matters

Dog-loving duo due round of a-paws for work rebuilding Manchester Dog’s Home for Mancunian Matters

All Souls Church regeneration ‘can inspire others to reclaim forgotten hubs of community’ for Mancunian Matters

Rochdale revamp bridges gap between ‘concrete jungle’ and ‘mystery Medieval structure’ for Mancunian Matters

Devolution ‘must happen to ensure Manchester is run by the people, for the people’ for Mancunian Matters

Let the ray, see the bea! Man Uni biologists play match maker to save sea creature for Mancunian Matters

Mother of murdered goth launches Manchester’s Hate Crime Awareness Week for Mancunian Matters

Child poverty charity makes Christmas about more than survival for Manchester’s kids for Mancunian Matters

Manchester Dogs’ Home helpers hailed as heroes in animal awards night for Mancunian Matters

Queen Bee? MMU entrant in Great British Sewing Bee hopes she has it all sewn up for Mancunian Matters

I never wanted this: Chorlton chronic pain sufferer forced to smoke cannabis to survive for Mancunian Matters

All you need is love: Rise in Manchester’s LGBT adopters proves sexuality ‘not a factor’ for Mancunian Matters

Indie film challenging Manchester’s gang culture to premiere in Moston for Mancunian Matters

Poetry:

‘An Ode to Antonio’ in Gold Dust Magazine

‘Farang’ in Crocodile Poetry

Letters:

‘I don’t pay you, you pay me’ in the Society of Authors

Anthologies:

Toby the Feral Biting Cat in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Lessons I Learned from My Cat