Sarah Illingworth, Editor, Impolitikal, blog

Sarah Illingworth

Sarah Illingworth is Editor at Impolitikal. She launched in May 2014, and has driven the brand’s development while running the site itself. She has an MSc in Poverty and Development from the University of Manchester, and has worked for the last 14 years as a freelance editor, journalist and communications consultant.

Her interests lie in creating opportunities for people to work together to address social and political issues, particularly those that affect vulnerable groups worst-affected by inequality and discrimination. She believes everyone’s story is important.

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19 | Donate a coat to keep the UK’s homeless warm, with Wrap Up

14 | A Moroccan ex-Muslim on losing her religion

13 | Hayden Donnell on his band Great North, & losing Sam Prebble

06 | Elle Mary doesn’t want your baby, she just wants you to behave

04 | What it’s like knowing your Rohingya family could die tomorrow

01 | Susanne Meures on capturing the Iranian underground in Raving Iran


30 | Gaylene Preston on her year with Helen Clark

26 | What is love, & how can it benefit politics?

24 | Andrew Wilson on Die! Die! Die!’s new album, Charm. Offensive.

20 | New star rising: Kiri Pritchard-McLean is seriously funny

05 | Cathy Wilcock on tackling inequality with Manchester Migration Lab


27 | Simon Comber on saluting Lesser Stars, as Herriot Row

26 | Guy Andrews likes to make things hard for himself

21 | Rachel Turner on leaving commercial work, in pursuit of Ayni

19 | Miriam Pierard: Policymakers need to start listening to teachers

16 | Tucson’s Leila Lopez peels back her Animal Skin

08 | Mr Washington State on living with the stigma of disability

04 | Kingi Snelgar on the limits & frustrations of a white legal system

01 | Martha Jeffries: Why I protest


30 | Why I’m not a Christian anymore

18 | Lisa Crawley: Melbourne, weddings, & Elizabeth

15 | Time to act, Charlottesville could be a town near you

03 | Meet Jennifer Reid, Manchester’s reigning broadside balladress

JULY 2017

27 | Stephen Gibbs: Music therapy taught me how to speak

23 | Leah Garcia-Purves: Cheffing shouldn’t be a straight white guy’s domain

18 | Why I protest: Raymond Johansen

12 | The Qatar blockade explained, by Stian Overdahl

10 | David Hall on Fair Borders, & migration policy

07 | Victoria Hearn: Lifewise want to end youth homelessness in Auckland

JUNE 2017

21 | Nicki Roest: I almost died from Wilson’s disease

16 | Dmitry Bogatov: Jailed for a Kanye West video

14 | Kate Montgomery: Crohn’s took my bowel, but have you seen my abs?

MAY 2017

30 | Director Florian Habicht on his latest film, Spookers

25 | BIOSEC, exploring blurred lines between crime & conservation

23 | My experience of the Manchester attack

08 | Kingi Snelgar on spending time at Standing Rock, protesting the DAPL

APRIL 2017

27 | Travel New Zealand the right way, with Campable

20 | Ed Amann: The economic impact of a changed political climate in Brazil

MARCH 2017

28 | Sarah Schachner on soundtracking Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

21 | Max Harris on universal basic income, & The New Zealand Project

16 | Tom Goodfellow: Reconciling ethical dilemmas in development aid

09 | Ines Amri & the call to activism

05 | Top 6 podcasts right now


26 | Gani-Castro Ameh on living with a sickle cell blood disorder

20 | Suzie Dawson, the New Zealand journalist seeking asylum in Moscow

06 | I’m Syrian, & I’m so thankful to have asylum in the UK

05 | Preserving the dignity of anger

01 | Ahmad Matar: Learning parkour in Gaza made me feel free