Journalist You Need To Know: Pandora Sykes


Who is it? 
Pandora Sykes, UK-Based–Contributing Editor & Digital Columnist at ELLE magazine and co-host of The High Low podcast.

What makes her tick?
She is a working mother who returned to work just eight weeks after her daughter was born. In her journalism, she explores both the pressure and guilt felt by modern-day working mothers.

She has a theory about pregnancy being the last obstacle to gender equality in that while a woman takes time to have the baby, a man gets to carry on doing exactly what he was before.

From fashion writer to current affairs commentator, Pandora brings a variety of content to her listeners and readers. She has also written for titles including; The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, GQ, Marie Claire, Man Repeller, Vogue UK, Red,, Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, i-D, The Cut and Vogue Australia.

Why do I need to know her?
Pandora focuses on thought-provoking news items that question class and gender roles. She’s also co-host of The High Low podcast with novelist Dolly Alderton. The High Low is the UK’s highest-ranked current affairs and pop culture show on iTunes with one million monthly listens. Pandora’s first book, How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right & Other Essays on Modern Life will be released in 2020. A self-proclaimed book addict, Pandora brings witty and well-informed book reviews to the High Low.

What does she cover?
As a journalist, Pandora has covered mental health, social culture, lifestyle, fashion and pop. As a podcast host, Pandora covers current affairs and pop culture, discussing serious issues in a light manner with the aim to engage a wider audience. The High Low engages a wide audience by discussing listeners issues and discussing a wide variety of topics relevant to young and old.

Pandora in action:

Pandora and Dolly discuss current affairs, literature and feminism. Listen to the podcast here. She also explores a world drowning in communication. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Find her on Twitter
Pandora boasts a Twitter following of over 46,000 and discusses politics, style and feminism. She uses her platform to question class and gender roles while remaining open to discussion from all sides.

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