About Amy

Amy Mackelden is the Weekend Editor at Harper’s BAZAAR (US). She co-edits Clarissa Explains F*ck All with the inimitable Amy Roberts, which just relaunched at clarissaexplainsfa.com.

Her bylines include ELLE, Marie Claire, Byrdie, The Independent, Hello Giggles, Cosmopolitan, SeventeenELLE Decor, heat, New Statesman. HelloFlo, Greatist, Ravishly, & Bustle.

She spoke at KIMPOSIUM!, the world’s first academic conference about all things Kardashian at Brunel University, in November 2015, and co-founded Northern poetry magazine Butcher’s Dog.

Amy is a disability activist, and was featured in the MS Society’s MS: Enough campaign, and was a Lay Member of the MS Trust Steering Group MS Forward View throughout 2016.

She’s completed two R & D phases for her new show MS Is My Boyfriend, with producer Degna Stone. The R & D included residencies at the ExCeL in London, and at Live Theatre in Newcastle, and featured a work-in-progress performance at PULSE Festival 2017. Both phases were supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Artists’ International Development Fund – Round 13 (Arts Council England: 2016) (To fund #SQUADGOALS, a collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist Elizabeth Grammaticas)

Grants For The Arts (Arts Council England: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017)

New Buds Award (New Writing South: 2015)

Northern Promise Award (New Writing North: 2011)