In a nutshell
I have had a passion for the printed word since I first learnt to read, so a love of writing was almost destined to follow. My first published work was a book review for the US feminist magazine Bitch, in 2009. Since then, I have written book and DVD reviews for Bitch, and in 2012 was asked to write an 8-week blog series on sexuality and pop culture. The 24-piece, 20,000 word “Thinking Kink” series was widely read, stimulating many discussions and comments, and extracts from the series were reprinted by the online magazines Alternet and Salon and the Polish magazine Forum. I have since released a full-length book inspired by the blog series, "Thinking Kink: The Collision of BDSM, Feminism and Popular Culture," published by US scholarly publishers McFarland.
I regularly review fiction for the Times Literary Supplement, the Telegraph and the Guardian. I freelance for The Daily Dot, reporting on sex and relationships with an online angle. I am an alumna of The Op-Ed Project (Los Angeles chapter) and have written opinion pieces for the London Review of Books, The Guardian online, The Independent’s Voices section, and regularly contribute to Telegraph's Wonder Women section. I have been invited to participate in panel discussions on several television and radio programmes, as well as presenting at the US Popular Culture Association conference 2014.
Having worked for Ms. magazine in Los Angeles, I have a strong awareness of global political issues affecting women, and have written about reproductive rights, violence against women and sexist advertising (to name but a few) for the Ms. blog. I also featured in their summer 2012 and winter 2014 issues.
I've also written features for the Women’s Media Center; my articles include the return of retro-sexist advertising, the media’s attitude to pregnancy, and the time I was lucky enough to interview Geena Davis about women in film.
I regularly write video blurbs, web articles, edit and assist with social media promotion for the BBC's College of Production and College of Technology. I also produced one of the College of Production's podcasts on women in technical broadcasting.
I provide copy-writing, editing and proofreading services to private clients in a variety of industries, as well as assistance with social media.
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My Blog - All That Chas
I'm in the process of switching to WordPress but you can find my current blog here.