About

Don’t Watch Me Dancing was the name of my blog, but at this point it mainly serves as a portfolio for my (Tara Joshi’s) journalism originally published elsewhere.

I am currently London-based and work as an editorial and curation assistant at 7digital as well as freelancing for a variety of publications (Observer New Review, Noisey, Crack, gal-dem, the Quietus – the latter of which I am the hip hop and R&B columnist for). I lived in Dublin for four years and was nominated in 2015 for an Irish National Student Media Award in the category of Arts & Pop Culture Features writing. I recently completed an MA in Newspaper Journalism from City, University of London.

Aged fifteen I started my first, cringey music blog, through which I interviewed bands such as Bombay Bicycle Club and Los Campesinos! and wrote exuberantly gushing reviews of numerous acts. More of the same has followed on Don’t Watch Me Dancing. I have also helped judge the 2011, 2013 and 2014 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competitions.

Contact: tara.dwmd(at)gmail.com

It’s called ‘Don’t Watch Me Dancing’ after the Little Joy song (below), but also because the sentiment is very “me”.

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