MY Writing

I’ve  written and performed stand up since 2005 including my own one-woman show, The Outsider.  The show chartered how I became the only London-Scottish, Austrian-German speaking, black, lesbian comic despite being British, straight and white!

I’m currently working on a comedy drama – Mabel & Me and my first novel.

Besides the MY Blogs section featuring posts about some of my favourite films and novels, you’ll find below links to a selection of some of the magazine articles I’ve written.  Happy Reading!

wonderfully accessible – Mickey Noonan, Editor Standard Issue Magazine

Maureen consistently delivers well-written and engaging copy and on time! She presents her unique take on any topic with a healthy serving of wit and intelligent humour. She is always a delight to work with and her writing a delight to read – Jayne Phenton, Editor Her Edit

http://standardissuemagazine.com/author/myounger/

https://lifelabs.psychologies.co.uk/users/1000-maureen-younger

Her Edit

http://www.heredit.com/?wpdmdl=970

Latest Articles

Berlin – City of Women

Review of a great exhibition in a great city featuring the lives of 20 women who refused to be bowed down by the social mores of the time

https://lifelabs.psychologies.co.uk/posts/6760-berlin-city-of-women

 

Rated or dated: Braveheart

 

MY Outlander – My Blog for Standard Issue on Season 2 of Outlander

http://standardissuemagazine.com/?s=MY+Outlander

 

Outlanderish sex: Why going back in time makes for better nookie

 

Outlander’s Jamie Fraser: a new kind of romantic hero?

Going It Alone – Her Edit Magazine

http://www.heredit.com/?wpdmdl=1102

I share my experience of backpacking around the world where heels and cocktail dresses were travel essentials and being British gives me a special perspective on the world . This is back-packing in style!

her edit

http://standardissuemagazine.com/in-the-news/the-most-powerful-woman-in-the-world/

I take a look at how Angela Merkel went from working as a physicist specialising in quantum chemistry in the communist DDR to become the most successful politician in modern German history.

http://standardissuemagazine.com/lifestyle/oh-vienna/

With Eurovision about to waltz into Vienna, as a former resident I reflect on my time in the city. Three decades on, I find a capital still alive with humour and friendship.

http://standardissuemagazine.com/voices/stand-up-for-5050-parliament

The UK lies in a poxy 70th place when it comes to the percentage of women in national parliaments. I chatted to Stand Up For Women director Dr Sasha Rakoff about how comedy might help address the imbalance.

http://standardissuemagazine.com/voices/emmy-noether-the-mathematician-who-made-her-work-add-up-against-the-odds/

In my series on great women thinkers, I look at Emmy Noether, one of the 20th century’s greatest mathematical brains.

http://standardissuemagazine.com/in-the-news/never-forget-ruined-city/

On the 70th anniversary of the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombing raids, I examine  how the bombing of Dresden represents a moral maze which remains with us today.

https://lifelabs.psychologies.co.uk/posts/1165-14-tips-for-organising-a-charity-comedy-night

Thinking of organising a charity comedy night? Need to get some comics on board? Then these tips may be of help!

http://standardissuemagazine.com/arts/top-literature-tips/

In honour of National Storytelling Week, I recommend some of my favourite German novels.

http://standardissuemagazine.com/voices/one-born-woman-becomes-one/

Marking the anniversary of the birth of Simone de Beauvoir, one of feminism’s key thinkers, I explain why de Beauvoir is – unfortunately – still important today.

http://standardissuemagazine.com/arts/cinema-la-francaise

La Fete Du Cinema (or the French Film Festival UK, if you’d rather) was a great excuse for me to tell Standard Issue about my favourite Gallic flicks.

http://standardissuemagazine.com/voices/rubble-rousers

The little-known true story of how, in the aftermath of World War II, the Trümmerfrauen (rubble women) took on the painstaking labour involved in rebuilding Germany.  

http://standardissuemagazine.com/arts/germany-memories-nation-review

Featuring 200 objects tracing history over the last 600 years, I take a look round Germany: Memories of a Nation is an insightful look into the country’s past and present.

https://lifelabs.psychologies.co.uk/users/1000-maureen-younger/posts/895-satire-scandals-and-scoops

I’m in the audience this time and get the lowdown on hacking scandal satire, Great Britain.

https://lifelabs.psychologies.co.uk/posts/835-let-s-hear-it-for-the-girls

A Run Down on the Benefits of Comedy Nights Featuring All-Female Line Ups.

http://standardissuemagazine.com/voices/remembering-helen/

An unstinting campaigner for human rights, Helen Bamber died in August, aged 89. I recall a wonderful example of a life well lived.

 http://standardissuemagazine.com/voices/upside-cunning-linguist/

Celebrating International Day of European Languages, I take a look at why it’s important to speak the lingo (or two).

https://lifelabs.psychologies.co.uk/users/1000-maureen-younger/posts/621-how-to-have-fun-at-the-edinburgh-festival

An Overview of the Edinburgh Festival

https://lifelabs.psychologies.co.uk/users/1000-maureen-younger/posts/489-the-new-female-comics-making-waves

There’s a lot of new comedy talent coming through. These are just a few of the acts you should keep a look out for.

Interviews on Birds on the Blog with Clare Summerskill

http://www.birdsontheblog.co.uk/knocking-on-wood-clare-summerskill-stands-up-against-victoria/

& with Jen Brister
http://www.birdsontheblog.co.uk/lady-ha-ha-comedian-jen-brister-warms-up-for-edinburgh/

 

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