Lauren N Johnson
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Lauren N Johnson

WriterLondon, United Kingdom
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Lauren N Johnson
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Lauren N Johnson

WriterLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am an avid features writer who is crazy about culture and scrutinising societal practices. As someone who is curious about how society operates, I'm most interested in discovering, exploring and producing insights into different phenomenon and global happenings. I currently write for online publication Meeting of Minds UK and online magazine Yes Gurl for which I have been featured in their first print issue and first digital issue: Female Empowerment and Black Cases in White Spaces. I have bylines in LAPP Magazine; Society19; Dear Movies zine; DiscoverSociety.org.
Projects
  • How Artificial Intelligence Exacerbates the Systematic Biases of the Real World
    How Artificial Intelligence Exacerbates the Systematic Biases of the Real WorldArtificial Intelligence uses a multitude of tools, including algorithms and statistical analysis, to aid in clinical decision making and to pick up things that humans may miss. Modern AI is still fairly new, but it is fast becoming one of the biggest markets in the world, expected to gross £360 billion by 2024. However, while strong investment is backing these machines, machine learning systems still present obstacles, including bias, gender, ethnic and physical discrimination. Read here: https
  • Displaying the Dead is Disturbing Cultural Integrity
    Displaying the Dead is Disturbing Cultural IntegrityConsiderations for use of the dead often ignore and overrule the sentiments of the marginalised peoples who hold biological or relational claims to these corpses. Read here: https://meetingofmindsuk.uk/realreads/displaying-the-dead-is-disturbing-cultural-identity/
  • PUMA x SEDUCTION CITY: #SheMovesUs Campaign
    PUMA x SEDUCTION CITY: #SheMovesUs CampaignYes Gurl was invited to attend Puma's campaign event #SheMovesUs in line with their newly released Suede Mayu trainers. Puma’s #SheMovesUs campaign centres on empowering women by connecting them through culture, lifestyle, sport and values. The night was all about bringing together and inspiring women to strive for success and move with confidence and style. The occasion coincided with their newly released kicks, the Suede Mayu now available to purchase. Read here: https://yesgurl.co.uk/puma-x
  • Does Cancel Culture Rectify Harm or Induce More?
    Does Cancel Culture Rectify Harm or Induce More?The past decade has seen the rise in social media as a space for policing and critiquing language and behaviour. Perhaps the most prominent examples of mass disapproval on the internet come from the Twitter-dubbed phenomenon of ‘cancel culture’, but are we seeking justice or revenge through this form of social reckoning? Read here: https://meetingofmindsuk.uk/realreads/does-cancel-culture-rectify-harm-or-induce-more/
  • Lina Iris Viktor: Reimagining Darkness as a Positive Force in the Art World and Beyond
    Lina Iris Viktor: Reimagining Darkness as a Positive Force in the Art World and BeyondLina Iris Viktor is a Liberian-British visual artist who is disrupting the way gender and colour are viewed in the professional art space and the world. In her artwork, Viktor explores notions of race, history and identity to conjure profound reassessments of Blackness, Black Womanhood particularly. Read here: https://meetingofmindsuk.uk/realreads/lina-iris-viktor-reimagining-darkness-as-a-positive-force-in-the-art-world-and-beyond/
  • Female Entrepreneurs over 30 Need Support Too
    Female Entrepreneurs over 30 Need Support TooSociety is obsessed with youth. Exhaustive yearly lists like Forbes’ 30 Under 30 are a good illustration of how this is revered in the business start-up community. For women, the space for development and support for entry-level entrepreneurs can be fleeting past the early age of 25, and effectively non-existent once they hit 30. Support groups and mentorship initiatives cater much less to these ‘older’ business-women, especially those with childcare responsibilities. I interviewed three busine
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Work history
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    Staff WriterMeeting of Minds UK
    United KingdomFreelance
    Produce commissioned work monthly.
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    Article Contributor and Directory ManagerYes Gurl Magazine
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Contributing to the magazine - Writing, researching and creating content - Proofreading - Applying SEO Submitting, organising and collating listings. Managing social media pages - Using CMS WordPress to edit and upload articles. Yes Gurl Magazine is an online and print magazine for young women by young women, exploring issues concerning girls across all walks of life. https://yesgurl.co.uk/author/laurenjohnson/
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Skills
  • Editing
  • Research
  • Academic Writing
  • Lifestyle
  • Blog Articles
  • Time Management
  • Critical Writing
  • Customer Service
  • SEO Analysis
  • Literary Criticism
  • Article Writing
  • Adobe Photoshop
Education
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    World LiteratureUniversity of Kent
     - Canterbury, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours Over the course of my university degree I have developed a number of useful skills including strong written, analytical and presentational skills; effective arguing abilities; and developed communication skills. I am most proud of producing my final-year dissertation titled: 'The Power In Language: Identity Through Expression In Selected Caribbean Short Fiction' for which I achieved a first class grade. Here, I interrogate identity in the cultivation of expression through a comparative analysis of the use of language in literature in the Anglophone, Francophone and Hispanophone regions of the Caribbean.
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    International BaccalaureateCity and Islington Sixth Form College
     - London, United Kingdom
    English HL; Psychology HL; Spanish HL; Anthropology SL; Environmental Systems and Societies SL; Mathematics SL; Theory of Knowledge