Francesca Hughes

I am a freelance journalist specialising in culture and disability issues.

Francesca Hughes Freelance Journalist


I won the BBC Young reporter of the year 2019 for my report on BBC News at Six about how social media helped me connect with other disabled teens and feel less alone. I also contributed to an episode of the BBC podcast "Hear me" discussing disability rights with other disabled young people. I have written about my experiences as a disabled person for Huff Post and Cosmopolitan. I have also interviewed other disabled people for Vice. 


I have written about arts and culture for Vice, Film Stories and The Guardian.