Jessica Byrne

Writer London, UK

I’m Jessica (She/Her), a writer at Thred. I moved to London to complete a master’s degree in Media and Communications after spending two years working in fashion PR in Amsterdam. Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn and drop me some ideas/feedback via email.

Hey there, I’m Jess.

You might think I’m crazy for choosing London over my beautiful island home Bermuda, but I’m a city girl at heart, feeling right at home wherever there’s no shortage of things to do and people to meet.

In my free time you can find me watching documentaries, curating my endless number of Spotify playlists (and forcing them on my friends), frequenting my favourite bars and restaurants, or ordering more books to add to my carefully curated shelf ­– from autobiographies to popular culture, health and wellbeing, and history.

After working for a few years in fashion PR in Amsterdam, my love for telling a good story led me to join the team at Thred to spread the message about positive social change.

 

Latest Stories from Jessica

IKEA to start selling solar panels in American stores

IKEA to start selling solar panels in American stores

As part of its goal to help customers reduce their individual carbon footprint, the Swedish home wear giant has partnered with a reputable solar company to sell affordable home panels in US stores. By now, we all know that generating and improving widespread accessibility to clean energy is vital to slash our global reliance on fossil fuels, a primary contributor to climate change. When solar panels first dropped (does Gen-Z remember...

By London, UK
Why this is the worst time for Britain to halve its foreign aid

Why this is the worst time for Britain to halve its foreign aid

Despite warnings from the UN that one fifth of the global population could be forced into poverty, destitution, and hunger by multiple ongoing crises, the UK is cutting its global aid budget. Again. You may be tired of hearing about the terrible things the British government has been up to lately, but unfortunately, it just won’t stop. MPs and charity campaigners have called this ‘the worst moment in history’ for the...

By London, UK
‘Annie Mac Before Midnight’ is redefining the night out

‘Annie Mac Before Midnight’ is redefining the night out

For the elder half of Gen-Z, staying out until 3AM may already mean tomorrow will be a complete write off. A new event hosted by DJ Annie Mac has got you (and your precious sleep) covered. I’m sure I speak for many when saying it’s been marvellous to embrace the pre-pandemic freedoms of getting out, dancing, and being merry again. On the other hand, it’s possible that your social battery has...

By London, UK
UK has considered fifty new fossil fuel projects since COP26

UK has considered fifty new fossil fuel projects since COP26

At least three projects have received government approval and are to be carried out over the next three years. Fifty more are known to be in the works. While I’m privy to dishing out good news on Fridays, it’s pretty hard to ignore the revelation that the UK government has considered at least 50 new fossil fuel schemes since hosting COP26 last November. As world leaders spent a week making false...

By London, UK
Scientific breakthrough cures memory loss in mice

Scientific breakthrough cures memory loss in mice

Researchers at Stanford University are reversing symptoms of Alzheimer’s in mice using a strange tactic - they’re infusing elderly mice with spinal fluid from younger ones. Many medical breakthroughs that benefit humans are discovered by conducting trials on mice. Though we look nothing alike, almost all the genes found in mice have similar functions to genes in humans. We get diseases for the same reasons, meaning scientists can study illnesses closely...

By London, UK
What is causing the USA’s worst baby formula shortage in decades?

What is causing the USA’s worst baby formula shortage in decades?

As lawmakers inch closer to overturning Roe v Wade, America is experiencing the worst baby formula shortage it has seen in decades. The ongoing crisis is disproportionately affecting lower-income families. It’s a situation that sounds like it belongs in a dystopian TV show, but just as reproductive rights are being snatched from millions of American women, parents are finding themselves unable to attain food to feed to their children. Wrapping your...

By London, UK
Gen-Z TikTok account Rag Report dominating app’s fashion corner

Gen-Z TikTok account Rag Report dominating app’s fashion corner

An account called Rag Report operates solely on TikTok and prides itself on being a magazine inspired, collaborative fashion project. Stumble upon Rag Report’s account on TikTok and you’ll find an online domain rich in fashion knowledge, comprehensive style archives, and all things clothing-related, created by and for Gen-Z. Getting started just last year under Kyra Digital – a Gen-Z led media company focused on content creation and branding that...

By London, UK
Opinion – ‘Kim, there are people that are dying’ is a toxic mindset

Opinion – ‘Kim, there are people that are dying’ is a toxic mindset

The popular phrase has become a default when we – or others – complain about trivial things in our lives, but could this thought process be damaging? We live in the era of heightened global awareness, with the ability to know what’s going on in virtually any part of the world at any time. If you have news app notifications on, you know how disconcerting it is to receive a ping...

By London, UK
The Mayor of London is looking to legalise cannabis

The Mayor of London is looking to legalise cannabis

Sadiq Khan has launched a new commission to examine the efficiency of the UK’s drug laws. Whether or not cannabis should remain criminalised is a major focus point. Though hip-hop and reggae artists have been reciting bars about their love for the sticky green for decades, legal and societal perspectives on cannabis have only started shifting towards greater acceptance in the 21st century. At present, eighteen states in the US have...

By London, UK
Nike files lawsuit accusing StockX of selling fake sneakers

Nike files lawsuit accusing StockX of selling fake sneakers

The reseller platform is being accused of copyright infringement and lying about its authentication processes, both of which have resulted in the sale of counterfeit Nikes. Greats news for those of us constantly missing out on the latest sneaker drop, bad news for resellers who earn the entirety of their rent money by reselling sought after shoes on StockX. A legal battle over intellectual property rights for sneaker NFTs has...

By London, UK