Arts Emergency

Laurie Penny

Journalist, Author

I’m a journalist and non-fiction author who started out as a blogger and political activist. Mine has been an unusual career path in an industry that is changing a great deal, but which is still riddled with the type of privilege that prevents young women, working-class kids and people of colour from gaining a foothold in journalism. It’s important that all of us who can work to help reverse that difference. I’ve been helped so much by mentors, and I’m only too keen to pass that on.