I am a freelance journalist and writer based in the UK. My portfolio includes music reviews and interviews with artists such as Lily & Madeleine, Madi Diaz, Dia Frampton, Lucie Silvas, Lindi Ortega and Nicole Atkins. It also includes political writing, which has appeared on I AM THAT GIRL, a non profit organisation whose main aim is to counteract the negative media messages girls and women receive on a daily basis. I have written pieces for them ranging from the commercialisation of feminism and feminism in popular culture, to racism and privilege and rape culture, including covering the documentary The Hunting Ground , and the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris in 2015.
I previously worked as an A&R intern for Sensibility Music (The Civil Wars, Joy Williams, Birdtalker), in which I was part of the creative process as well as marketing and PR strategy in the early stages of Joy Williams’ album’s Venus (2015) and Front Porch (TBA).
My background is in International Relations but I have always been passionate about music and storytelling. In my writing, I attempt to place music in a broader framework of culture and politics. I believe that music and art can offer a powerful commentary on political and societal issues in the world and my writing reflects this. Music connects individuals from across the world and is the great leveller in my opinion. It is a great bridge to emotions, making all of us feel less alone, weird and scared. No woman/man is an island as they say, and I argue that nothing holds truer than the influence and power music has on us. My academic profile and portfolio can be viewed here.
You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or on Twitter @EmilyAlgar and Instagram at @emilyalgar27.