Contributions

On occasion, I contribute to other publications outside of my professional role. There articles often focus on personal topics like sexuality, gender, and disability that I believe can help raise awareness around certain identities and experiences.

Explore my contributions below.

The Femedic

I spent a year as a self diagnosed autistic. Here’s what I learnt.

Self-diagnosis can be a controversial thing, but for me, it was life-saving. I realised that I was autistic in April 2021 and since then, I have been using my new understanding of my brain to set boundaries, unpack trauma, and ask for the accommodations I need…

Writer | Disability

How do I know if I’m asexual?

Given the stigma surrounding asexuality, it is difficult to gauge an accurate picture of how many people in the UK identify as asexual. The most commonly cited study on the matter is one done in 2004 by Anthony Bogaert on data from the 90s…

Contributor | Sexuality

I’m asexual: here’s what I always get asked.

In itself, it can be forgivable for someone to be curious about that which they are not. This is partly because it can simply be hard to imagine being any different, or what experiences, thoughts, and feelings other than your own might be like…

Contributor | Sexuality

FoldedZine

Issue 3: Pride Parade

Staff writer, Chim, explores intersectionality and space in her series of three creative essays. This one explores Devon’s (she/her; they/them) experiences of being at Pride as a person with autism….

Contributor | Disability

University of Cumbria Alumni

From Staff to Student with Devon Harris

Class of 2019, Creative Writing alumnus, Devon Harris, joined the University of Cumbria staff as a Marketing & Recruitment Assistant during the Covid pandemic. Devon shares, in their own words, what UoC meant and what their new marketing role involves…

Writer | Professional

Penguin Random House

Meet Devon – Work Experience in Penguin Random House Children’s, Marketing and Publicity

In the Summer of 2018, I hopped on a train to London for a 2 week work experience opportunity at Penguin Random House’s office on The Strand. With a focus on Children’s Marketing and Publicity, I got an inside look at one of the world’s most popular book publishing houses, taking part in campaign development meetings and networking with professionals from all departments…

Writer | Professional