Patricia Yaker Ekall is a journalist based in London. With over six years of experience as a journalist, she has had a number of roles within some of the industry’s leading companies. In recent years, Patricia’s posts have included being the international editor at Raine magazine and the style writer at HuffPost UK. Now she works as a full-time freelance, writing articles for a number of national and international publications such as Esquire and the Times Literary Supplement.
*Below are a few snippets of Patricia’s work. Click the titles of each piece to read the full article.
I was hired as the full-time freelance style writer and remained at the post for 8 months. My role involved sourcing news and writing daily articles, while also updating various social medias. I also had the pleasure of creating fun, viral videos. Click the link above to see my writer’s page.
“You may love summer but alas your hair might not be so thrilled with the idea of styling in the heat. If you're blessed with afro or textured hair, then you’re already aware of the challenge we naturalistas face on a daily basis…” Click on the link above to read more.
“In Lorenzo Lotto’s (c.1480–1556/7) Portrait of a Woman inspired by Lucretia, it is clear the sitter wants us to know how she feels about Lucretia, a young woman who had, according to legend hundreds of years old…” Click on the link above to read more.
“Advertising makes us feel that we’re not enough. That how we look is not enough. That what we have is too little of a good thing, therefore we need more. It makes us feel like what we do is not brave enough, strong enough, adventurous enough, intelligent enough…” Click on the link above to read more.
“I don’t miss Bristol because – since moving from my childhood city to the Big Smoke – I lack a sense of home I’d grown too accustomed to having. In some ways, the adoptive home that nurtured me creatively and academically may…” Click on the link above to read more.
“I think about identity a lot. The word itself implies strength. The notion of an ‘assured sense of self’ is, after all, an attractive one. However, for all of it’s clearly defined allure, I think identity, and identifying, can also make a person vulnerable…” Click on the link above to read more.
I also have a couple of corporate clients. This means creating content that may not always be attributed to me, which I’m comfortable with. I’ve been writing blogs for Galia Lahav for over a year now - they’re one of my most loyal clients. Click on the link above to read more.