Emily Dixon
Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives. She’s also a committed Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Tracee Ellis Ross fan, an enthusiastic but terrible ballet dancer, and a proud Geordie lass.

Thousands Of British Women Can't Access This Basic Facility At Work & It Is Not OK

Your boss limits your toilet breaks. The bathroom facilities at work are insufficient, or don't exist at all. You've struggled to manage your period while you're on the clock. Any of those scenarios sound familiar? You could be one of tens of…
By Emily Dixon

Sorry Haters, *This* Is The Truth About The Holly Quitting 'I'm A Celeb' Rumours

Since confirming she'd be temporarily standing in for Ant McPartlin, I'm a Celebrity presenter Holly Willoughby's been the subject of an awful lot of nonsense. First, there was the misogynistic faux concern over who could possibly look after her…
By Emily Dixon

Your Coffee Dependence Could Be Down To *This* Totally Surprising Reason

There's a number of obvious factors that influence how much coffee you drink. How much sleep you got last night, for instance, or how many times your needy cat woke you up. The proximity of the nearest Starbucks to your office. The number of urgent…
By Emily Dixon

Louis Theroux Wants This A-Lister To Play Him In A Film & You Can See Why

As well as being perhaps the UK's most beloved documentarian, Louis Theroux is also a very well-connected man. There's his father, novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux, and his brother, author Marcel Theroux, for a start. Here's a question you…
By Emily Dixon

You Might Recognise 'Little Drummer Girl' Actor Lubna Azabal From This Huge BBC Drama

Viewers of The Little Drummer Girl were (sort of) introduced to Fatmeh Al-Khadar, sister of Salim/Michel and Khalil, back in episode two: the captured Salim was presented with a forged letter supposedly from his beloved sister, tricking him into…
By Emily Dixon

'Bake Off's Nadiya Hussain Shares Her Panic Disorder Online For This Vital Reason

On Instagram earlier this week, the Great British Bake Off's Nadiya Hussain shared the aftermath of a panic attack. "It was so bad I couldn’t even wash myself last night, and [my husband] Abdal had to help me wash, and get me to bed," she said in…
By Emily Dixon

This Terrifying New Character On 'The Little Drummer Girl' Has Big Plans For Charlie

As if there weren't enough new characters in The Little Drummer Girl, we're now meeting Helga, played by Katharina Schüttler, an associate of Salim/Michel and Khalil. Helga, who helps to recruit European women to their cause, coldly interrogates…
By Emily Dixon

These Debut Novels By Female Authors Will Inspire You Out Of Your Writer's Block

So you missed the start of NaNoWriMo, and at two and a half weeks in, you'd probably struggle to catch up. Maybe you've had a vague idea for a novel in mind for years, but you've never quite found the impetus to get going. Or perhaps you were once…
By Emily Dixon

The Real Reason You Share Such A Close Bond With Your Cat Is Creepy AF

Nothing delights me more, friends, than evidence that demonstrates my cats actually do love me, or understand me, or have more than a fleeting interest in my existence once the fridge door is closed. And a new study from the University of Liverpool…
By Emily Dixon

This 'Strictly' Star Has To Get Ready For Blackpool In A Broom Closet & I'm Shook

Aside from the final, there's one major episode of Strictly Come Dancing that every contestant aspires towards: Blackpool night, when the show decamps to one of the global centres of ballroom dancing. For almost a century, the town's annual dance…
By Emily Dixon

Stacey Dooley's Dance Experience Makes Her Time On 'Strictly' Even More Impressive

Documentarian Stacey Dooley's doing a stellar job on this year's Strictly Come Dancing, so much so that she's secured a coveted spot on the series' annual Blackpool episode. She's danced through serious injury, topped the leaderboard with partner…
By Emily Dixon

5 Books Inspired By Real Events That Prove Fact Makes Incredible Fiction

It takes an unusually dexterous author to write a successful novel based on true events. The writer must juggle history with invention, without allowing one to compromise the other; the novel shouldn't read like a textbook, but shouldn't too grossly…
By Emily Dixon

Purple Tuesday Highlights These Major Challenges Faced By Disabled Shoppers

Today marks the launch of a brand new initiative aimed at making shopping more accessible: Purple Tuesday, created to draw attention to the challenges faced by disabled shoppers and the adjustments that could improve their experience. The…
By Emily Dixon

'GBBO's Kim-Joy Spoke Out On Life With Social Anxiety & The Power Of Being Herself

Even the most staunchly anti-whimsy viewers of this year's Bake Off couldn't help but be charmed by one contestant: the acutely lovable Kim-Joy, whose every bake was adorned with foxes or bees or adorable space turtles. The baker's younger years,…
By Emily Dixon

There's Only 3 Weeks To Buy The Spice Girls' Comic Relief T-Shirt, So Here's How

So the Spice Girls are back (minus Victoria Beckham, alas) and it's been a pretty monumental return. Ticket sales for their 2019 reunion tour broke Ticketmaster UK records, and the foursome added multiple extra dates to the run in an effort to meet…
By Emily Dixon

Netflix's David Attenborough Show Is Already Causing A Stir For An Unexpected Reason

Tonight marks the premiere of a brand new natural history series from David Attenborough and the BBC, titled Dynasties. But the renowned broadcaster has another show in the works, too — and it marks something of a departure for Attenborough, as a…
By Emily Dixon

This Is Why Holly Willoughby Won't Become A Permanent 'I'm A Celeb' Presenter

Earlier this year, it was announced that Holly Willoughby will co-host this series of I'm A Celebrity alongside Declan Donnelly, while Ant McPartlin continues to focus on his recovery. But in a new interview with the Sun, the This Morning presenter…
By Emily Dixon

This Easy Trick Can Make People Tell The Truth, Scientists Say

It's the question universal to everyone who's ever shared a flat: how do I get my roommate to admit they ate the leftover pizza I was saving in the fridge? A new study suggests there is, in fact, a way to reduce the chances of someone lying.…
By Emily Dixon

Cutting Down On Social Media Could Have This Dramatic Effect On Your Mental Health

A potential link between poor mental wellbeing and social media has long been posited, but let's start with a vital caveat before getting into the latest study. Depression is a mental illness, one with a range of potential triggers, and it's vital…
By Emily Dixon

Kate Silverton Revealed Her 'Strictly' Injury Was WAY More Gruesome Than She Let On

Here's one reason to approach the dancefloor with caution: Strictly Come Dancing star Kate Silverton's injury, which she discussed on last night's It Takes Two. You might recall that the newsreader had something of a ropey episode last week, as…
By Emily Dixon