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Dawn O'Porter

Author, documentary maker and writer

Dawn O'Porter has made documentaries for BBC 3, Channel 4, Sky 1, FIVE, TLC (USA) and We TV (USA). Some of the subjects covered are female body image, breast cancer, polygamy, geisha, Free Love and child birth. Dawn regularly writes for various magazines and daily news publications. Her debut novel, Paper Aeroplanes, was released in 2013. The Cows, her second novel will be released on 6 April with HarperCollins.

Social Media Can Change Lives - For Better Or Worse

<img alt="all women everywhere" src="" width="300" height="35" /> There is no forgiveness on Twitter. In real life words disappear in the air; on social media, they are there forever - you can delete your tweet but others can then still have ownership over your words through a timely screen grab or a re-tweet. An innocent mistake, a flippant remark, a tweet poorly wordsmithed can change your life in a moment. And there are no shades of grey.
29/03/2017 17:05 BST

My Trip to the Jungle

Downpour will wipe out the field. Beds will be drenched in mud, the air so cold the children wont sleep, the conditions so hideous the parents will fear for their families lives. I was impressed by the positivity and the drive, but all I could think was how the fuck these people will survive the winter?
14/10/2015 17:18 BST

How You Can Help the People in Calais

We are facing a global crisis, with over 60million people displaced from their homes (more than any time since World War II), and whilst Germany welcomes 30,000 Syrian refugees with banners and cheers, Britain, one of the richest countries in the world, reluctantly pledges to take in just 500. How has it taken the image of a dead child, face down in the sand, for so many people to realise they have a heart? The pictures of poor little Kiyiya VuranInsanlik were heart wrenching, but maybe the saddest part of it is how many young lives have been lost that seemingly had no impact at all. That's the harshest tragedy imaginable. It's time to take action and stop this.
03/09/2015 10:59 BST

Is There Such a Thing As Luck, Or Is It Just A State Of Mind?

I have been thinking a lot about luck lately. And after the past few days that saw the streets of our country ransacked by vicious, fire cracking, looting scumbags I have been thinking about it all the more. When I woke up this morning and realised I still had all of my fingers and that my house was still standing, I felt lucky.
10/08/2011 17:32 BST