Jessica clark

I am a London-based poet, writer and mental health campaigner who graduated from Durham University in July 2019 with a first in Combined Honours (English and Spanish). The four-year course included a year living abroad in Peru and Spain, where I worked as a teaching assistant and hostel receptionist intern respectively.

As well as reading, writing and foreign languages, I am a passionate communicator and am constantly seeking to bring people together around worthwhile causes. In November 2019, I self-published a poetry collection 'Poems of Hope' in aid of Mind UK alongside working as a barista, which raised £550 for the charity, featuring the work of 15 poets.

Since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, I have created a radio show called 'The Isolation Station' airing on Slow Dance radio which is centred around the discussion of mental health during the quarantine.

My articles have been published in media outlets ranging from Palatinate (Durham's student newspaper, awarded the title of best student publication by STA in 2018) to the Friends of the Earth Camden blog. I write feature opinion pieces and have also investigated more targeted, hands-on themes.

I would describe myself as an adaptable, enthusiastic and hardworking young woman. Yet I am also sensitive, friendly and looking to engage in creative work that is founded in empathy and connection.

Please get in touch - I'd love to hear from you!

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