Meet the Team

Rachel Charlton-Dailey- Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Rachel is an award-winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in publications such as Healthline, HuffPost and The Guardian. They are currently a health and disability expert at Verywell Health. They founded The Unwritten after noticing a lack of disabled stories that didn’t just focus on inspiration or trauma. When she’s not writing she can be found (slowly) chasing after her sausage dog Rusty somewhere around North East England. Their pronouns are she/they and won’t be offended by whichever you use.

Cath Poucher- Deputy Editor

Cath used to work in the heritage industry before moving into tourism and marketing and spends her days doing all things wedding and events. Cath initially supported The Unwritten as a writer and contributor, after finding she couldn’t relate to stories about her disabilities in mainstream media. When not working or editing for The Unwritten she can be found exploring the countryside somewhere in England or pampering her rather spoilt rabbits, Merry and Pippin. She uses she/her pronouns.

Laura Elliot – inbox assistant

Caroline McDonagh-Darwin

Columnist – Pain Chronicles

Caroline - white woman with brown hair and glasses in a blue dress

Caroline is a writer of books, poems and articles – focused on disability, chronic physical and mental illness, and intersectional feminism. She identifies as lesbian, fat and working class, and shares in Rachel’s vision for The Unwritten. She’s also aiming to read 150 books each year, so that’s where she’ll be if you can’t get hold of her.

Caz writes Pain Chronicles, a semi regular column on….

She uses she/her pronouns.

Melissa Parker – Columnist

Hannah Shewan Stevens – columnist