About me


I am a freelance journalist living between London and Kampala. I cover politics, society and the arts for outlets such as The Guardian, CNN and Al Jazeera. I have won the European Journalism Centre's Innovation in Development Reporting Grant two years running, was one of VICE Magazine's 'Employees of the Month' in March 2017, and was awarded the One World Media Production Fund in 2016.

My interests include hummus, postcolonialism, cities, drug policy and everything about the 90s. My hero is early 20th century mega-babe Sylvia Pankhurst

Commission me: Twitter @McCoolingtons / Email aermccool@gmail.com / Instagram @McCoolingtons