Emma is a South Londoner and amateur writer who first caught the long form writing bug while doing an intercalated degree in Philosophy during medical school. She maintained her interest in Arts and Humanities by undertaking electives in Art and Creativity within Medicine. During her medical career, she co-authored papers published in medical journals – the most recent one is on the topic of Medical Student Wellbeing. She put down the stethoscope and picked up the pen in 2017, going on to help write publicly available healthcare improvement reports as a strategy consultant. She has recently founded the Art and Culture platform, Gold Host, to amplify underrepresented voices within the arts, particularly across the UK and West Africa, and is currently authoring a personal politic which takes into account her cross-sectional interests and experiences. Follow Emma on Instagram @emmakhanson and on Twitter @emmxh
Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ classic work, Women Who Run with the Wolves, encourages readers to embrace their inner ‘wild woman’ using myths from around the world. Here, our writer Emma Hanson explores the importance of night in one of the book’s tales, ‘Vasalisa’.
Emma Hanson marks the sixteenth Postcard of the series with Tyler Mitchell’s Untitled – Two Girls Embrace, 2018, which she sees as a celebration of black womanhood, Black freedom and looks to the achievability of a Black utopia.