My writing


My writing covers topics that include fashion (particularly sustainability), feminism, family, culture, literature, mental health and body image. I won the Vogue Talent Contest for young writers in 2011 at age 16, and have since contributed two articles to UK Vogue: a 3 page piece on scoliosis, spinal surgery and body image in March 2013, and an article on perfume choice as rite of passage in May 2013. My writing has been published on websites including The Guardian, Vagenda and Eco-Age as well as in other print magazines such as Teen Tatler, Lionheart and Apartamento. I contribute to both The Oxfam Blog and All Walks Beyond the Catwalk (all links at the bottom of the page). I am happy to write to commission on a wide variety of subjects. Please email if interested.

I also work in other forms, including fiction and poetry. In May 2013 I won the 2013 Hippocrates Poetry Prize for Young Poets (an international contest bringing together poetry and medicine), with the award sponsored by NAWE.

In November 2013 I was named as one of the 'h.Club 100' (in association with Guardian Culture Professionals Network) most innovative and influential people in the creative industries, in the Publishing and Writing category.

I am represented by Diana Beaumont at the Rupert Heath Literary Agency.
As a speaker I'm represented by Hire Intelligence

Two page article in British Vogue May 2013 on perfume as a rite of passage.

Three page article in British Vogue March 2013 on scoliosis, spinal surgery and body image. 

Winner of Vogue Talent Contest 2011 (also see

Apartamento Magazine 

Various articles for Lionheart Magazine 

Wish Magazine 

The Guardian - Death in Bangladesh is too high a price for quick-fix fashion
The Guardian - All Work and No Play
The Guardian - No, You Don't Need a New Christmas Outfit

The Vagenda - Confessions of a Teenage Feminist
The Vagenda - Ruffling the Feathers of Fashion

All Walks - Modelling... Like Alice in Wonderland
All Walks - Women of the World Festival
All Walks - Where are all the Size 10's?

ThandieKay - Walk a Crooked Mile

Interrupt Mag - Rural Racism

Lionheart Magazine - Fashion as Theatre 
Lionheart Magazine - Beth Jeans Houghton Live Music Review
Lionheart Magazine - A visit to the V&A
Lionheart Magazine - Bookshelf Brilliance 
Lionheart Magazine - The Watcher and The Watched 

Young Minds - Watching Your Father Overcome Depression

Oxfam (monthly articles) 

Independent Fashion Bloggers - Blogging Against Adversity

Kay Montano - Rosalind Jana on Ida Kar

Vogue Blog: The Beauty of BooksAll about Coco, All the Fun of the Festival, All About Osman, Paper-Cut Writer, Bib and Tucker, The Liberty Express , Bear Necessities


sunflow said...

Very impressive! For myself, I'm totally opposite when it comes to fashion (I guess I'll call myself a Fashion Victim), but here-here to good coffee!

jessie said...

Wow - you've achieved so much and your only 17! Your writing and photographs are beautiful :)
Its my dream to one day win the Vogue Writing Talent Contest and become a journalist... can I introduce you to my own blog

Sasha Murphy said...

I read your article on scoliosis and you've been my inspiration ever since. I'm entering the vogue competition this year (15 yrs old) and it really is thanks to well as to my love for writing :) all the best wishes for the future and I hope you achieve all your wonderful aspirations :)
anousheh st x