Introducing April’s guest blogger

As March ends, we say goodbye to Jane Chelliah, who’s been blogging for us all month. You can read more of her word at her blog or follow her @ambitiousmamas. Thanks for your great contributions, Jane!

Our new guest blogger for April is Emily Turner. I’ll let her introduce herself:

Hi, I’m Emily Turner. I’m a 24-year-old woman who spends a lot of her time running around the South Coast in search of interesting things to write about.

I’m into intersectional feminism, particularly how mental health and LGBT issues intersect with feminist ideas, and especially how these ideas are represented in the arts and humanities.

By day, I work as a commissioned content assistant for JPress Sussex Newspapers, and as a blogger for WOW247, a nationwide culture website. I write and report on all aspects of culture – visual art, film, food, heritage – and I’m always on the hunt for anything related to arts or humanities to shout about.

By night, I’m a postgraduate researcher and AHRC/CHASE funded doctoral candidate with the School of English at the University of Sussex. I’m researching history of mental health with a specific focus on locating archives of patient publications produced in mental health institutions between 1850 and 1950.

I’m an avid stitcher and a terrible violin player.

Check out some of my writing on my blog, or come and have a chat with me @emilyjessturner!

Emily will be writing for us throughout April and I look forward to reading her posts!

Although we’ve selected all the monthly bloggers for the year, there are still lots of ways to contribute, with blog posts, features or reviews. Get in touch if you’re interested!

The photo is by Michèle Chaffaux and is used under a creative commons licence. It is a black and white photo of folded chairs stacked against each other, zoomed in to show a tessellating, continuous pattern.