Sophie Gallagher

Sophie Gallagher was Deputy Lifestyle Editor at The Independent for two years until September 2021. Before that she spent three years as a journalist at HuffPost UK. She was voted the Lifestyle Journalist Of The Year at the most recent Words By Women awards. From 2017-2019, Sophie ran an editorial campaign to criminalise cyber flashing – the unsolicited sending of sexual images – which the Law Commission recommended the UK government do, crediting Sophie’s work.


Sophie is now a freelance feature writer and editor based in London working for the BBC, i, Independent, Grazia, and others, and is a magazine tutor on the Press Association NCTJ diploma. She is regularly asked to write op-eds on VAWG and is a commentator on radio and TV on this subject.