Sally Howard is a journalist and feminist academic. A regular contributor to Marie Claire magazines (UK and US), The Sunday Telegraph Stella magazine, The Sunday Times Travel magazine and US feminist newsstand glossy Ms., Sally’s work typically approaches topical social issues with a gendered lens. Recent journalism projects include Transformers, on ballet as a site of transgender transition for The Royal Academy of Dance and No Sanctuary, an Amnesty award-winning story for The Gay Times and The Guardian on gay and lesbian asylum to the UK.
Sally holds a Master’s in Gender Studies and Law from SOAS, The University of London, where she is a fellow and contributor to peer-reviewed interdisciplinary feminist journal Feminist Review. She is the curator of the upcoming academic exhibition at London’s Brunei Gallery, The Congo’s Lady Dandies (July-September 2017) and a regular chair of sex and sexuality talks at The Southbank Centre including 'From the Kama Sutra to the Courtesans', as part of the May 2016 Alchemy Festival.
Sally’s first book, The Kama Sutra Diaries (2014, Nicholas Brealey) is a travelogue investigating the intersection of Indian and Western sexuality against the backdrop of the 2012 Delhi rape uprisings. It was one of The Scotsman’s Travel Books of the Year for 2014.
In January 2016 Sally’s BMJ report, ‘Taming the International Commercial Surrogacy market’ was cited in an Indian government affidavit seeking to restrict access to Indian commercial surrogates for overseas parents.
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The Home Stretch (Atlantic, 2020)
The Kama Sutra Diaries (Nicholas Brealey, 2014)