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Aside from pratting about on TV my actual job is writing. Here are some of my published articles.

Please don't leave Facebook
01 MAY 2015

An article for Glamour. Talking about how I panic when I hear that a friend is going to leave Facebook!

Twiggy
01 APRIL 2015

Interviewing the 60s fashion icon and discovering how pivotal Twiggy was personally in creating those iconic looks.

William Banks-Blaney
18 MARCH 2015

Interviewing vintage fashion expert, founder of WilliamVintage and friend, William Banks-Blaney.

Mary Quant
18 FEBRUARY 2015

Explaining why I'll never quite cope with the fact that I wasn't a London teenager in the 60s.

Educate People
15 FEBRUARY 2015

An article about educating people that offend you. Don't just yell at them.

Too much ambition?
09 FEBRUARY 2015

An article for Glamour asking if its possible to have too much ambition?

Yves Saint Laurent
04 FEBRUARY 2015

Talking about the life and work of Yves Saint Laurent from his youth at Dior going on to build his own empire.

Ossie Clark
21 JANUARY 2015

Talking about the impressive life and work of Ossie Clark before he was met by a tragic demise.

Vintage doesn't mean cheap
12 JANUARY 2015

An article for The Evening Standard about how Vintage doesn't mean cheap.

Vintage Style and Clothes
12 JANUARY 2015

An article for The Evening Standard about how Vintage style isn't just about clothes.

Give pregnant women a break
10 DECEMBER 2014

An article about the pressure on women in their mid-thirtes to have children. I was one of them!

Feminism needs to be honest
07 DECEMBER 2014

An article for Glamour about women being insincere in the name of feminism.

No one is bullet proof
06 DECEMBER 2014

Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about, be kind always.

Vintage Finds : 80s Fashion
02 NOVEMBER 2014

I love 80s fashion. I love it because it’s what my mum and aunties looked like when I was a little girl.

Evening Standard : Columnist
01 NOVEMBER 2014

In my new fortnightly column I will talk you through my discoveries and what I’m looking for in each piece that I select.

Lewinsky - Double Standard
27 SEPTEMBER 2014

An article about how Monica Lewinsky is often referred to as a joke and how she thinks it's unfair.

What failure taught me
06 SEPTEMBER 2014

I thought my career was over. I was broke and broken and didn't know what I wanted to do.

Rules of Relationships
01 SEPTEMBER 2014

An article about how relationships shouldn't be restricted by a set of rules.

Token Women on Panel Shows?
19 MAY 2014

An article for Glamour about women on panel shows and receiving tweets about my controversial hair.

#Slacktivism
18 MAY 2014

An article for the Big Issue and discussing the lack of ethnic diversity on the Saturday Night Live show.

The big bush!
25 APRIL 2014

The big bush is making a comeback! Here is an article for Glamour about A-List stars promoting the onslaught of pubic hair!

Take as you find
25 APRIL 2014

Everyone has an opinion of everyone else in Hollywood. You have to accept it it's part of the deal when moving there.

Be a feminist
27 FEBRUARY 2014

An article about the definition of modern feminism.

Irrational Fears
01 FEBRUARY 2014

An article in Glamour about irrational fears and how they can ruin your life.

Olympics & why I hate football
13 DECEMBER 2013

An article in Glamour about how the Olympics made me realise why I hate football.

Interview with Lionel Shriver
08 NOVEMBER 2013

We Need To Talk About Kevin is one of my favourite books of all time. Here is my interview with the author.

When Dawn met Amanda
05 NOVEMBER 2013

Chatting to Amanda de Cadenet about returning to our screens for Stylist.

Role Models
04 NOVEMBER 2013

An article for Glamour asking why female celebrities have to be role models.

Don't Say It To My Face
15 OCTOBER 2013

An article for Glamour about all sorts. From all-girls schools to issues with food!

Honestly... It's all about me
25 SEPTEMBER 2013

An article in Glamour about what I'm liking, what I'm eating and what I'm doing.

Find Love on Instagram
08 JUNE 2013

An article in Glamour about finding love using Social Media.

Competitive Bridesmaids?
01 JUNE 2013

Talking to Cosmo about weddings and competitive bridesmaids.

This week I'm...
03 MAY 2013

Sharing the cultural highlights of my week with the Telegraph Online.

Make a mesh of getting wed
02 MAY 2013

An article in the Sun Newspaper.

A Month In Flats
01 MAY 2013

An article for the May issue of InStyle Magazine.

Puppy Love
10 APRIL 2013

An article for Easy Living about fostering my dog, Potato.

Jane Moore needed a holiday
03 APRIL 2013

Jane Moore needed a holiday, so I hijacked her column in The Sun for a day.

A red-carpet Plus One
07 MARCH 2013

An article I wrote for The Times about being a red-carpet Plus One.

Rashida Jones talks feminism
04 FEBRUARY 2013

Here is my interview on The Conversation with Rashida Jones about her being awesome.

Religion and Faith
25 JANUARY 2013

Here is my interview on The Conversation with my friend Carrie about how she likes God, and I don't.

Lena Dunham
20 JANUARY 2013

An article for Stylist about why Lena Dunham is here to save a generation.

Self-Esteem. It's Kids Stuff
12 JANUARY 2013

Here is an article I wrote for Glamour Magazine about self-esteem.

Why I Am Now Dawn O’Porter.
10 DECEMBER 2012

Here is the article I wrote for the December issue of Glamour Magazine about changing my name after marriage.

Girls review in The Radio Times
27 OCTOBER 2012

I got asked to review it, so I did… Girls, now airing on Sky Atlantic. It’s bloody awesome!

Peanut butter sarnies & steak
23 OCTOBER 2012

An article for The Telegraph about how I enjoy exploring London's delicious culinary secrets, galleries and vintage shops.

How I learned to say NO!
20 SEPTEMBER 2012

My Life Lesson, Top Santé Magazine. Don’t You Wave Your Squeegee At Me!

Guys: think twice before you..
06 SEPTEMBER 2012

A column for Stylist about guys proposing.

I'm too sexy for this meeting
05 SEPTEMBER 2012

Another column for Stylist.

Why do I lie about my weight?
03 SEPTEMBER 2012

A column for Stylist.

No I do not have PMT
02 SEPTEMBER 2012

Another column I wrote for Stylist.

Why I’ve made the decision to..
01 SEPTEMBER 2012

An article column I wrote for Stylist.

It's not what's in your account
31 MARCH 2012

An article for The Conversation.

I wish I knew if I wanted kids
24 NOVEMBER 2011

An article I wrote for The Huffington Post about wishing I was a woman that knew if she wanted kids.

Grazia - Heartthrob
05 OCTOBER 2011

An article for Grazia - What It’s Like When Your Boyfriend Becomes a Hollywood Heartthrob.

Women like me are not like you
16 AUGUST 2011

For the Huffington post in response to some criticism I received by another journalist about my documentary "Dawn Gets Naked".

Is Good Luck Patting a Stone?
10 AUGUST 2011

An article I wrote for The Huffington Post about luck!

Cosmo - Movie Sex Myths
21 JUNE 2011

Here is the link to a piece I wrote for the June, 2011 edition of Cosmo.

My Bumifesto – The Daily Mail
11 APRIL 2011

Wear your bum bag with pride! An article I wrote for The Mail Online.

My Boyfriend, My Best Friend?
19 JANUARY 2011

Here is an article for the Huffington Post about why I don't need my boyfriend to be my best friend.

Hit on at work
31 OCTOBER 2010

An article I wrote for Sunday Times Style about being hit on at work.

My fear of breast cancer
29 OCTOBER 2010

Why my fear of breast cancer keeps me living… An article for Stylist.

Politics is not a dirty word
02 OCTOBER 2010

My column for Stylist.

I love you
01 OCTOBER 2010

the three most powerful words… Another article for Stylist.

Vagacial
21 AUGUST 2010

This is an article I wrote for Cosmo a few years ago. We had to edit it down for the mag, but here is the original.

Happiness
22 JUNE 2010

Happiness is a neatly packed suitcase - An article I wrote for Stylist.

Perfect Relationship...
20 JUNE 2010

Another article for stylist about the perfect relationship. Does it exist?

Breadwinner?
18 JUNE 2010

An article for Stylist about the pressure of being the sole provider.

Who wants to be average?
16 JUNE 2010

Here is an article for Stylist about the average woman.

Porn - Is it all bad?
08 JUNE 2010

Another article I wrote for Stylist about porn.

I love potatoes
08 JUNE 2010

An article for Stylist about why I love potatoes.

Wedding help..
05 JUNE 2010

The best way to help at a wedding is just to be there! An article written for Stylist.

Fancy Dress? Oh buzz off!
02 JUNE 2010

An article I wrote for Stylist on why I don't like fancy dress.

She’s just not that into me…
01 JUNE 2010

Another article that I wrote for Stylist.

It's OK to feel left out
21 JULY 2009

An article for Company.

Daily Mail – breast cancer
06 JULY 2009

An article I wrote for the Mail Online about breast cancer

OK if your mates hate your man
01 JULY 2009

An article for Company.

If he's not ready let him go
29 JUNE 2009

An article for Company.

My quest for size zero
01 FEBRUARY 2007

An article I wrote for the Mail Online about my quest for size zero.