Ruth Dawkins

Parent and writer

Ruth Dawkins has recently moved from Edinburgh to Hertfordshire with her husband and two year old son. She blogs as DorkyMum, and covers everything from parenting to politics, and poetry to photography.

She started blogging as a way to get back into writing after two years as a full time parent, and in the eight months that DorkyMum has been up and running, she has had guest articles on numerous other blogs including Guardian Edinburgh, Bright Green Scotland and Offbeat Mama. She has also been published in the Family section of the Guardian. During August 2011, edited the Kids Section of Fest magazine, commissioning and reviewing children's shows at the Edinburgh Festival.

Her photography has been featured on Pioneer Woman, Shutter Sisters, and both BBC and Guardian Online.

Before becoming DorkyMum her previous jobs included: environmental campaigner, MSP candidate, newspaper intern, student union president, climate change ambassador, student journalist, waitress, festival venue front-of-house, and petrol pump attendant.

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