About Annie

I’m author of The Freelance Mum (published January 2019) and SHY (out April 2021).

Editor of digital parenting and lifestyle platform The Early Hour.

And I work as a freelance journalist for national news and women’s magazines (Guardian, Forbes, GraziaRed MagazineStylist, Metro, Telegraph).

I also speak at live events and I’m a regular guest on BBC radio.

Lastly, I write online courses.

After the first one sold out in two days (teaching female freelancers and entrepreneurs how to do their own PR), I built a business around it.

It’s called The Robora.

There are various online courses, teaching others how to grow their online businesses, as well as one-to-one consultancy packages.

I wrote about the courses for Stylist and the Guardian and was interviewed about them for Sunday Times Style ‘Secrets of the Side Hustle‘ podcast.

I live with my husband and our three children in east London.

Come and find me on Instagram: @annieridout and Twitter: @annieridout.

(I love a little online chat).

All photos of me, on this website, are by the brilliant Penny Wincer