About Me

I am a trainee journalist at Cardiff University's 'MagLab', studying for an MA in Magazine Journalism, with a keen interest in health, beauty, fashion and lifestyle.

I am available for freelance commissions via my email -maggiehgannon@gmail.com

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Some of my work

Period Poverty in Wales

A ‘period proud Wales’ is the promise of the government by 2027, but will this really be enough to eradicate period poverty in Wales? Approximately over 3 million adults in the UK have been affected by hygiene poverty in the last year, according to the Hygiene Bank’s poverty report 2022, with the number only set to rise. The term hygiene poverty is used by the Hygiene Bank to describe when someone has gone without basic hygiene products or sanitary items like period products because they are u

Nail technician in Cardiff goes solo and sets up her own business

Self-taught nail technician Zoe Windatt decided to set up her own business by herself after originally pursuing a career in forensic linguistics Having experimented with her own nails during lockdown, 22-year-old Zoe Windatt has taken the plunge to set up her own nail studio in October, during what she describes as “a pretty dodgy time,” given the current cost-of-living crisis. The recent forensic linguistics graduate started opening her services to clients in her third year of university, and

Are non alcoholic drinks here to stay? Dinners in a Dinas discusses

As Christmas draws near, the demand for non-alcoholic drinks seems to be growing. But is it really the season to be jolly in moderation? As the days get longer and the temperature gets colder, people in Wales tend to reach for alcoholic drinks more than ever during the festive period. Areas such as the Christmas market in Cardiff’s city centre in particular are filled with alcoholic options, with ‘Boozie Brownies’ and alcoholic hot chocolates available to buy. However, an increasing amount of

London Fashion Week in a Time of National Mourning and Industry Change

London Fashion Week launched today and is running until Tuesday 20th September. This year perhaps brings a sense of optimism for many, as the UK moves even further away from pandemic restrictions and back to a feeling of normality… or so we thought… With the recent news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passing on September 8th, The British Fashion Council has since announced that no shows will be running on the date of her state funeral (Monday 19th). As the UK is now officially within its mour