Hadley Freeman

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Hadley Freeman
Born New York
Residence London, United Kingdom
Known for Journalist, author

Hadley Clare Freeman[1] (born 1978)[2] is an American journalist based in London.[3]

Life and career

Freeman was born to a Jewish family in New York.[4][5] Her family moved to London when Freeman was eleven.[6] After taking her A-level examinations while boarding at the Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies,[1] she read English Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford, and edited Cherwell.[7] After a year in Paris, she worked on the fashion desk of The Guardian for eight years.[8]

Freeman is a columnist and writer for The Guardian newspaper who also contributes to the UK version of Vogue.[9]

Her first book, The Meaning of Sunglasses: A Guide to (Almost) All Things Fashionable, was published in 2008.[2] Be Awesome: Modern Life for Modern Ladies followed in 2013. According to Jennifer Lipman in The Jewish Chronicle it is "a detailed attack on how women are both portrayed and conditioned to act in public life".[10]

Following an article for The Guardian in July 2013 criticising misogynistic behaviour, Freeman became the target of a bomb threat on Twitter.[11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Alumni Profiles". Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies. Retrieved 1 November 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Meaning of Sunglasses: A Guide to (Almost) All Things Fashionable, Penguin, ISBN 978-0-670-01867-3
  3. "Cricket and other baffling British habits", The Guardian, 4 July 2012
  4. Viv Groskop "Be Awesome: Modern Life for Modern Ladies, by Hadley Freeman – review", The Observer, 19 May 2013
  5. Hadley Freeman "Sick of US news? Don't worry: there are lots of other things to discuss", The Guardian, 6 November 2012
  6. Natalie Gill and Katie Forster "The Guardian's Hadley Freeman tells us why America can't let Romney win, why she rejected her first Guardian job offer, and how to dress for a supervision when you've written an abysmal essay", The Tab (Cambridge), 4 November 2012
  7. Sadie Levy Gale "Interview: Hadley Freeman — How to be Awesome", Cherwell, 10 August 2013
  8. Hadley Freeman "I was banned from a slew of shows and never brushed my hair: Hadley Freeman's life as a fashion misfit", Evening Standard, 10 May 2013
  9. "Hadley Freeman | guardian.co.uk". London: Commentisfree.guardian.co.uk. 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2010-02-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Jennifer Lipman "Be Awesome: Modern Life for Modern Ladies", The Jewish Chronicle, 30 May 2013
  11. "Bomb threats made on Twitter to female journalists". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 Aug 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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