I’m Bella. I’m a writer, editor, videographer and Eurovision/heavy metal fan living in Stockholm, Sweden. I work at Swedish public service broadcaster Sveriges Radio and I run my own YouTube channel.

Up until recently I spent a decade living in the UK, working on the Community team at the Guardian and as the Travel Editor at DIVA Magazine, Europe’s best selling magazine for lesbian and bisexual women. I also spent two years as the Chair of E.D.E.N Film Productions, a social enterprise working to educate and campaign around diversity and equality issues.

Over the years I have contributed to a range of publications including DIVA Magazine, the Guardian, the Observer, Grazia, VICE, The Huffington Post, Music OMH, Scan Magazine and VisitSwedenLGBT.co.uk. You could also hear me chatting on the BBC from time to time.

My areas of expertise include LGBT issues, social media, online trends, travel, language, Swedish and British lifestyle, YouTube, online trends, sustainable business, children’s rights online, food, coffee and music; from heavy metal (I used to edit one of Sweden’s biggest heavy metal sites!) to the Eurovision Song Contest. One day I’ll host the Eurovision commentary.

My work has been published by

Guardian TV & Radio
Guardian Sustainable Business
Guardian Comment is Free
The Observer
DIVA Magazine
The Huffington Post
Out News Global
Scan Magazine
Music OMH
Out In The City Magazine
TLG Magazine
Exposed Magazine
Climax Online
The Most Cake
Forge Press
Critical Mass
Peel Apart
Nation Sheffield
Pink Paper

I have contributed to the following books

Counterculture UK- a celebration (2015)
I wrote the final chapter: YOUTUBE and SOCIAL MEDIA – A new platform

The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name and The Little Boy Who Lost His Name (2015)
I edited the Swedish editions of this international bestseller

I have appeared on

BBC 5 Live
BBC Look North
ITV Calendar News
BBC The Mark Forrest Show
BBC Radio Sheffield The Toby Foster Show
BBC Radio Sheffield with Rony Robinson
BBC Radio Sheffield with Paulette Edwards

Public speaking engagements include

DIVA Literary Festival (2017) – speaker
The London School of Economics (2015) – panel speaker
The University of Sheffield (2015) – alumni advisor
YouTube meet-up Rosweglyn (2014) – host and presenter

Awards and Nominations

Media Moment Winner – E.D.E.N Film Productions (2017) South Yorkshire LGBT Awards

LGBT Role Model (2015) The University of Sheffield

Purple List Nominee (2015) Biscuit Magazine

When I’m not working you’ll most likely find me running, travelling, fika-ing or chilling out with my girlfriend and our cat.

Say hi!

3 replies »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s