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. Her first book, How Men Can Help, is an urgent look at the state of men’s violence against women in the UK, and will be published by Wellbeck in July 2022.