I’m Rachel Charlton-Dailey, an award-winning journalist and disability activist from North East of England.

My expertise lies in opinion pieces, social commentary and personal essays. I write honestly about life with chronic illness and depression and my ongoing struggle with reproductive health. I am not afraid to speak my mind on disability rights and injustice.

My bylines include Stylist, Metro, Huffpost, The Independent, Healthline and Digital Spy. Here is my full portfolio.

I’m always open to work though due to my chronic illnesses work on a flexible schedule. You can contact me HERE.

In 2020 I founded The Unwritten, an online publication for disabled people to share their stories without worrying if their lived experience is inspiring, newsworthy or heart-wrenching enough. Please click the following for pitching and how to support us. Note that I only accept pitches through The Unwritten email, NOT my personal.

I am currently health and disability expert at Verywell Health, you can view all my stories on my author page.

I was overjoyed to be included in the 2021 Shaw Trust Disability Power 100, a list of the most influential disabled people in the U.K. I am also the 2021 winner of the Women in Journalism Georgina Henry Award for Digital Innovation for creating The Unwritten.

My pronouns are she/they and I’m happy for you to use both or either.

When I’m not writing you can find me down the beach walking my sausage dog Rusty or curled up with a book somewhere.