ABOUT ME

Hi. Hello. Hi.

I'm Louise. Often known as LouJo, Jones, sometimes Lou (if I like you), but never Jonesy or LouLou. I'm 24 and I live in London with the rest of the renters.

I've always been a writer. This blog has been going since 2009 when I was 15 years old and babbling away with no sense of direction. It's had many faces, many purposes, and has been at the hands of many different Louises as I slipped from teenager to grown-up (ish). I won a national blogging award with Channel 4 News in 2010, and was asked to be an Olympic torchbearer for London 2012. I was clearly doing something right.

Now, I write for a living and mainly work for the charity sector. I write for Anthony Nolan (hey, have you signed up to their stem cell donor register?) and I freelance, because I'm incapable of being chill.

Previous work includes:
- Writing for The Mix, a charity supporting under 25s with sex, drugs, mental health, housing, education... you name it
- Making asthma sexy at Asthma UK (No really, this is literally why they got me in.)
- Creating resources for teachers for Beat, the eating disorder charity
- Being a regular contributor for betty, writing about periods and puberty for teenage girls
- Blogging and editing at Rose & Butterfly, the brainchild of no-bullshit life coach Helen Williams

Basically, I love a good pep talk. If you think we could work together, please get in touch! I love emails. Live for them.

ENOUGH OF THE CORPORATE.

I'm also a runner. I started running for my mental health in 2015 and now I can't stop. It's ridiculous, I know. I'm a parkrun tourist and ran the London Marathon in 2017 as a lead runner for Heads Together, the mental health campaign created by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry. It's been a whirlwind.

So, what about this blog? This is my space to write freely, after feeling pressured for so many years. I mainly write about mental health, running, and am attempting to document my travelling adventures too. I want to explore Europe, so come along with me?

Anyway, I'm probably just going to stare at this page and change it multiple times, because even I don't know enough about me.

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