About Me

I am a freelance journalist and aspiring poet based in the UK. My portfolio includes music reviews and interviews with artists such as Lily & Madeleine, Madi Diaz, Lucie Silvas, and Nicole Atkins. It also includes socio-political and current affairs articles that have appeared both on my website and on I AM THAT GIRL. I have written pieces 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, as well as the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris in 2015.

My music writing has been published by Record Collector and Unicorn Magazine as well as Folk & Roots, and Soul and Jazz and Funk.

My debut poem, ‘Conform’, was published in 2018 by Feminine Collective. My other poems have also been published by Feminine Collective in 2019.

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 in the early stages of Joy Williams’ album’s Venus (2015) and Front Porch (2019).

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: ealgar@me.com. Or on Twitter @EmilyAlgar and Instagram at @emilyalgar27.



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