Journalist You Need To Know: Bryony Gordon

17.12.19

Describe her in a sentence

Bryony Gordon is a features writer and columnist for The Daily Telegraph and has published two memoirs about her experiences with alcoholism, OCD, alopecia and drug-dependency.

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Why do I need to know her?

Bryony is a columnist for The Telegraph and hosts a mental health podcast called ‘Bryony Gordon’s Mad World’. She has published two Sunday Times Best Sellers; ‘The Wrong Knickers: A Decade of Chaos’ and ‘Mad Girl’. Both of these books are memoirs about the struggles that Bryony has had with mental health, addiction and OCD. 

Bryony has turned her career into an opportunity to help those who may struggle with some of the things that she has gone through in her life. She talks about her struggles as a recovering alcoholic regularly in articles in a bid to raise awareness of the threat that the addiction can pose. 

Bryony suffered from OCD, as well as crippling anxiety and depression. She used alcohol and drug-dependency to cope with her mental health issues before vowing to combat her addiction and illness by speaking out and taking up running. Bryony created a walking group for people who struggle with mental health to meet up in an attempt to make them feel less alone.

What’s her backstory?

Bryony was born in 1980 to former Sunday Mirror gossip columnist Jane Gordon. She dropped out of University College London after one semester and began an internship for the Daily Express. Bryony began writing a youth orientated column for the Sunday Express before writing the teen supplement for The Telegraph in 2000. She is currently a columnist and hosts a podcast for The Telegraph titled ‘Bryony Gordon’s Mad World’.

This podcast focuses on mental health and aims to provide information and comfort to those who may be struggling. Bryony discusses the topic of mental health with guests including Ferne Cotton and Scarlett Curtis.

Let’s see her in action:

Meghan Markle revealed to Bryony Gordon vulnerability is a strength

Best-Selling Author Reveals Battle With OCD

Prince Andrew’s use of mental health as an excuse to speak out was offensive

Why I don’t believe in ‘Sober October’

 

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