JR Thorpe has been on the lifestyle beat for Bustle 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 by 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 by The Guardian and had work performed in Westminster Abbey and on BBC Radio 4. Her first novel is being published by Canongate in 2021.
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