Lydia Smith

Lydia Smith

Freelance journalist

Lydia Smith is an award-winning journalist and feature writer who has written extensively on women's health, mental health and human rights.
 
She had worked for national newspapers and magazines, including the Independent, Telegraph, New Statesman, Stylist, NetDoctor, Refinery29, Vice and others.

Recent articles

What not to say to someone experiencing infertility

What not to say to someone experiencing infertility Feature

Around one in seven couples in the UK have difficulty getting pregnant, which can exact a huge emotional toll. It's only natural to want to offer words of support to a …

How MS can affect mental health

How MS can affect mental health Feature

More than 100,000 people in the UK are estimated to have multiple sclerosis , a lifelong condition which impacts the central nervous system, causing problems with …

Should you change your contraception to the coil or implant?

Should you change your contraception to the coil or implant? Feature

Fewer women in England are using the pill compared to ten years ago. More and more are turning to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), including the copper or …

How borderline personality disorder affects your life

How borderline personality disorder affects your life Feature

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) - also called emotionally unstable personality disorder - is a mood condition that can affect how someone interacts with other …

What you need to know about sexual consent

What you need to know about sexual consent Feature

It has been a year since the #MeToo movement sparked an unprecedented conversation around sexual harassment and assault. In 2017, dozens of people came forward with …