Marcia Thornton has been on the lifestyle beat for AFGM for seven years, and writes about science, feminism, women’s health, queer issues and history, occasionally all at the same time.
Her journalism has also been published Quartz, Healthline, Autostraddle, Business Insider and elsewhere. She was a Clarendon Scholar at Oxford and has a PhD from the University of Manchester in contemporary poetry and writing.
She currently lives in Ireland, collects vintage ballgowns, and has had blue hair for 16 years. She’s also an award-winning librettist and lyricist who’s been profiled The Guardian and had work performed in Westminster Abbey and on BBC Radio 4. Her first novel is being published Canongate in 2021.