I’m a Newcastle-born, East-London based journalist, currently working as a features and health writer at Chat and Pick Me Up! magazines – national women’s real life mags. Before that, I was the features assistant at Marie Claire. I studied at King’s College London, then spent 2 years after my degree working at my students’ union KCLSU as the Vice President Student Media and Engagement, building up and supporting student media as well as working on campaigns around encouraging students to vote in the 2010 General Election, lobbying MPs on student issues and the fight against £9k fees. During my time training to be a journalist at City University I also freelanced for the Guardian’s money page and wrote a front-page news story on a housing scandal for the local paper the Ham & High.