I’m Jess, a journalist in London. I write about culture, places, food and quirks, and I’m pleased to have gone viral writing about bacon, and ‘Africa’ by Toto.

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Read my latest: The curious skyline appeal of London’s fire drill towers (WhyNow) / / / Everywhere has a vegan option – so why am I still hungry? (The Independent)

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Selected features:

* Into the dark heart of licorice – Eater
* If you could prevent your kids from getting the family illness, would you? – Future Human by Medium
* How we make and remake our memories – The Simple Things
* What we lost in the wilderness years of photo storage –  “Finding CTRL” by Nesta and the EU’s Next Generation Internet initiative
* Sound and the city – Curbed at Vox
* Pints at dawn: The last days of London’s earlyhouses – The Guardian
* The last graffiti on the Lord Napier in Hackney Wick – Garage at Vice
* How preventative botox became part of self care – Vice
* When women are denied pain relief for invasive procedures – Broadly at Vice
* The colour of the city – Curbed at Vox
* Raves and resistance: The hidden history of King’s Cross – Huck Magazine
* The wild, necessary world of online UTI cures – The Cut at New York Magazine
* The art of imitation: My family’s favourite fake painting – Hazlitt
* A trip down Greek Street, old Soho’s final frontier – Huck Magazine
* The case for wearing your noise-cancelling headphones on ‘silent’ – The Guardian
* The hidden sexual side effects of pre-cervical cancer treatment – Tonic at Vice
* The curse of the British pub refurbishment – Huck Magazine
* Terrazzo’s staggering comeback – Curbed at Vox
* How Birkenstock convinced us the breaking-in pain is worth it – Racked at Vox
* How I learned to stop worrying and love gaming – The Guardian
* The best advice I ever got – Elemental by Medium
* Our fridges, ourselves: On home tech and expat life – Curbed at Vox