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Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Health and disability reporter


Health, disability and chronic illness



Rachel Charlton-Dailey (she/they) is a journalist specializing in health and disability. Their work features in publications such as Healthline, Huffpost, The Guardian, and Business Insider.

After using their platform to raise awareness of issues that affect disabled people, Rachel wanted to help others find their voice. Seeing how difficult it was to get disabled stories published in mainstream media inspired Rachel to found The Unwritten, where they are also editor-in-chief. The Unwritten is a new publication that aims to give disabled people a voice without reducing their stories to inspiration or trauma. 

Rachel is included in the 2021 Shaw Trust's Disability Power 100, a list of the most influential disabled people in the U.K. Rachel also is the winner of the Women in Journalism Georgina Henry Award for Digital Innovation.

As well as disability and health, they have also written and spoken about abuse, addiction, class struggles, and sexuality.

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