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My writing appears in youth culture and luxury fashion publications including i-D Magazine, Dazed Media, The Face, Refinery29 and US Vogue. I previously held senior roles as News Editor and Opinion Editor at i-D, Fashion Editor at Refinery29, and on contract at Dazed as Commissioning Editor for the Dazed 100.
Interview subjects include musicians, artists, filmmakers and fashion designers, such as Laurie Anderson, Weyes Blood, Tierra Whack, Perfume Genius, Mykki Blanco, Miranda July, Desiree Akhavan, Cosey Fanni Tutti, and Lynsey Addario.
My features consider a diverse array of topics, including Extinction Rebellion’s swarming of London Fashion Week, the pressure to design a hit Mulberry handbag, the purpose and limitations of racial bias training, and why 80% of North Korean defectors are women. I also review music, art, exhibitions, fashion shows and films, and write opinion articles.
Deeply committed to the platforming and better representation of marginalised voices and oppressed communities, as an editor I have commissioned Juno Roche on trans beauty, Rina Sawayama on stereotypes of East Asian women in western pop culture, and Tansy Hoskins on garment worker strikes in Bangladesh, among many others.
A longstanding champion of diversity in fashion (and member of the award-winning industry campaign All Walks since 2009), I have spoken on the topic at the Southbank Centre’s Fashion Undressed festival, and at the launch of the Model’s Union at Unite.