Laura Kelly is the Digital Producer for The Big Issue. A journalist, columnist, podcaster and events professional, she was born and brought up in Belfast and is now based in Glasgow. She is passionate about social justice, feminism, music and magazines.
As the manager of PPA Scotland, she launched the world’s first week-long festival dedicated to magazines – the Edinburgh International Magazine Festival.
Her writing has been published globally in street papers from the USA and Argentina to Australia and Japan. She has also written for The Herald, Sunday Herald and The Skinny, and has appeared on BBC Northern Ireland as a commentator on political and cultural issues.
Last year, she was named Columnist of the Year at the Words by Women Awards for her work in Holyrood Magazine.