'Imagination will take you everywhere'
My name is Jessie Williams, I am a freelance journalist living in East London and studying BA Journalism at City University of London. Having just returned from a year abroad in France studying at Sciences Po, I am now in the fourth and final year of my degree.
Previously, I was co-editor of St John Street News, a hyper-local news website run by City students, covering Islington, Clerkenwell and Shoreditch.
I’ve written for both print and online publications, such as The Guardian, ALT Magazine, and local London newspapers, the Hackney Gazette and the Islington Gazette, as well as the French news website, The Local.
In 2013 I was a finalist in Vogue’s annual Talent Contest for Young Writers, a national writing competition for people under the age of 25. My entry included an interview with the artist Anthony Green, a commentary on Sofia Coppola’s film-making and an opinion piece on photography.
My ambition is to become a feature writer focusing on European affairs, culture, art, travel and social issues. So far I have written on a diverse range of topics, from the 2017 French election to art therapy for refugees, the ‘beach body’ debate, the UK’s booming craft industry, and Rupi Kaur’s poetry.
This blog is a platform to get my writing out into the world. You will find a mixture of reviews, features, interviews and opinion, punctuated with posts of my photography.
For commissions please get in touch!