Winner of 2015 Writing Bursary
The winner of the 2015 bursary was Kirsty Strickland from Cambuslang, Lanarkshire. The applications for the bursary were really competitive and of very high quality but Kirsty’s really stood out. She came across as being impassioned and someone who would really take advantage of this brilliant opportunity.
In addition to being a talented writer, Kirsty is a campaigner for women’s rights, a feminist and the mother of an 18-month-old daughter. She is studying Social Care from home while she blogs about politics and injustice.
Kirsty is playing a key role in helping us to continue to grow the profile of the Write to End Violence Against Women Awards and develop a year-round supporting campaign, raising the awareness of news consumers as well as journalists and empowering them to take action.
You can read all of Kirsty’s pieces for The National below. You can find out what Kirsty’s up to and read more of her (excellent) writing by following her @KirstyStricklan
29 August 2015 — Award-winning blogger joins The National