About Amy

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Amy Mackelden is an Entertainment Writer at Bustle.

In 2017, she began work on #SQUADGOALS, a collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist Elizabeth Grammaticas, funded by the Artists’ International Development Fund.

In 2016, she completed the first R & D 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 was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Amy’s articles have been featured in Hello Gigglesheat magazine, New Statesman online, The Independent, Kinkly, & xoJane.

She spoke at KIMPOSIUM!, the world’s first academic conference about all things Kardashian at Brunel University, in November 2015,

She co-edits feminism & pop culture blog Clarissa Explains Fuck All, 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.


Artists’ International Development Fund – Round 13 (Arts Council England: 2016)

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

New Buds Award (New Writing South: 2015)

Northern Promise Award (New Writing North: 2011)

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