Helen Donohoe

Helen Donohoe


Helen Donohoe is a Londoner of Irish-Scottish parentage who studied politics and government at Manchester University and the LSE. She recently completed the MA in Creative Writing (Novels) at City University, London, winning the PFD Novel Writing Prize with Birdy Flynn. She was mentored by Sarah Waters.

She has twenty years experience of representing the powerless and invisible as a campaigner, lobbyist, volunteer and writer. In her last role as Director of Public Policy at Action for Children she led the successful campaign to establish emotional child neglect in criminal law. She is a highly experienced public speaker and media spokesperson with frequent appearances on BBC News, SKY News, ITN and BBC Radio including Women’s Hour. Her written work has ranged from peer-reviewed papers through to blogs for The Huffington Post and New Statesman.  She is also the author of the young person’s book World Issues Today: Terrorism.

She is an Arsenal season ticket holder and has previously played football for West Ham United. She lives in north London.

Birdy Flynn is published by Oneworld Publications.


Helen Mai Donohoe @HelenDonohoe

No matter how banal their blethering 🥱

It was on this day, in 1955, that Rosa Parks was arrested, for refusing to leave the "white," section of the bus and changed the world.

در ورزش آمریکا sportsmanship یا اخلاق ورزشی جایگاه بسیار بالایی داره.دقیقا اون چیزیه که ج.ا شعورش رو‌ نداره.هر چقدر ج.ا سعی کرد با ورود ساندیسیها و خبرنگارهای غیرحرفه ایش بازیها رو آلوده کنه،باز «اسپرتسمن شیپ» درست و انسانی برنده‌شد.اخلاق حرفه ای و خوب از صدتا گل هم با ارزش تره.

Coming up on @BBCRadio4 at 9am - @ChimamandaReal's Reith Lecture on Freedom of Speech. It is excellent, uncomfortable and challenging at times but very thought-provoking. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001fmtz

Save football from FIFA https://chng.it/zX7sQnjw via @UKChange

The #ProudMaroons hashtag is being used during Qatar World Cup games to raise awareness of the country's persecution of LGBTQ+ communities

Just now: Security guard refusing to let me into the stadium for USA-Wales. “You have to change your shirt. It’s not allowed.”

Our rainbow bucket hat. We are so proud of them, BUT news on the ground tonight is our welsh female supporters wearing them in #Qatar are having them taken off them, Not the men, just Women.


#LGBTQRights 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

#WeBelong | #NoPrideWithoutAll

nice to live in a country where he doesn't get hounded down and thrown in jail for this

👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 guts from @AlexScott

Area around Emirates stadium, the adjoining streets and the pubs are absolutely buzzing #arsmanu @ArsenalWFC Football IS home

You all have to watch the documentary ´Qatar, the world (cup) at their feet´ from the always brilliant @LaMediaInglesa, directed by @CorellanoJuan. It's an absolute masterpiece, the work of over a year to bring attention to the public over how it's happened.

Before this website goes down...Happy Christmas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubRBLAHjkTo

It slipped under the radar yesterday but the Tories have launched a new crackdown on benefit fraud. Benefit fraud rates are notoriously low and social security pay is at a historic low - but ministers have found £280m to harass disabled and working class people.

Had me in tears. Brilliant @AfC_Policy @actnforchildren