I’m Jess, a journalist in London.

I write about culture, technology, health, and urbanism. I’m interested in subcultures and life in the city, agency around health issues, how technology is changing the way we live, and geekery in all its forms. My most viral stories have been about bacon, and ‘Africa’ by Toto, because the internet is often wonderful.

Hire me / say hi: jessica.furseth@gmail.com

Reported features:
A trip down Greek Street, old Soho’s final frontier – Huck Magazine
* The Big Picture: What we lost in the wilderness years of photo storage –  “Finding ctrl” (a book by Nesta and the the EU’s Next Generation Internet initiative)
* The sound of silence from noise-cancelling headphones is the ultimate survival tool for modern life – The Guardian
* How preventative botox has become part of “self care” – Vice
* Gentrification, the mis-managed London Olympic legacy, and the last glory days of Hackney Wick – Huck Magazine
* When women aren’t given pain relief for invasive gynae procedures – Broadly / Vice
* The colour of your city: How random acts of history created colour patterns that determine how we build cities today – Curbed / Vox
* The wild, necessary world of online UTI cures – The Cut / New York Magazine
* Why London is full of old pubs with secret Thai kitchens – Out of Office / Mic
* The art of imitation: Tracing down family’s favourite fake painting – Hazlitt
* Pints at dawn: The last days of London’s earlyhouse pub culture – The Guardian
* The hidden sexual side effects of pre-cervical cancer treatment – Tonic / Vice
* How terrazzo made its staggering comeback – Curbed / Vox
* The covert ways which young people stalk their victims online – Broadly / Vice
* Chasing ghost signs – Hazlitt
* Inside London’s secret ‘love hotels’ – Huck Magazine
* How Birkenstock convinced us the breaking-in pain is worth it – Racked / Vox
* Sutton and Sons’ vegan fish and chips carries this fusion food into the future – Out of Office / Mic
* How I learned to stop worrying and love gaming – The Guardian
* Our fridges, ourselves: On home tech, culture shock, and expat life – Curbed / Vox
* ‘Like’ if you support my divorce: On a digital world dilemma – The Outline
* On the misplaced shame of getting PTSD from “everyday” events – Tonic / Vice
* How listmaking apps help couples share the emotional labour – The Guardian
* How an island in the Thames became a hedonistic hideaway – Huck Magazine
* The last graffiti on the Lord Napier in Hackney Wick – Garage / Vice

Essay and opinion: 
* How two cynical divorcees embraced the relationship contract – The Cut / New York Magazine
* Half-lifes: On citizenship – Popula
* Schrodinger’s Cancer – Catapult
* My house was my marriage – Curbed
* Look at this absolute unit: On the English Museum of Rural Life, Brexit, and life on a damp island – The Outline
* On being a couple that looks like one another – Refinery29
* Why we go back to Groundhog Day again and again – Prospect Magazine
* How Scandinavian pragmatism created the ultimate cheese tool – Taste
* Star Trek Voyager, and the things that pull us out of the fire – Catapult
* On accents and belonging – Medium Features
* Notes on a small election – The London Review of Books
* On fashion lost in translation – White Noise
* Å, Norway: A remarkably unremarkable tourist attraction – Popula
What do your tattoos mean? On a private, public statement – Refinery29
What it means to belong to London in times of Brexit – Catapult
On brown cheese, and beautifully boring memories – Roads & Kingdoms