About Annie


I'm Annie Ridout.

Author of Shy (How being quiet can lead to success) and The Freelance Mum.

Freelance journalist for national news and women's magazines (Guardian, Forbes, Grazia, Red Magazine, Stylist, Metro, Telegraph).

And poet.

Two of my poems have gone viral - 'I've just had a baby' and 'what I want' - so I turned them into prints and books.

And Blood Moon POETRY will be publishing a collection of my poems and illustrations in March 2022.

I'm also founder of The Robora (an online platform encouraging women to believe that it's possible - business, wellbeing, creativity, woo, self-development - through courses, a podcast, blog, community group and coaching).

I live with my husband and our three children in east London, though I spend a lot of time on Rightmove, looking up prohibitively expensive country pads.

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

(I love an online chat).