I’m a journalist, editor and author specialising in culture, gender, the arts and literature. I contribute to The Guardian, The New York Times, Interview Magazine, Elle, The Lenny Letter, A-Muse, Little White Lies, Broadly., VICE, i-D, AnOther Magazine, Riposte, Mr Porter, Wallpaper* Magazine, the Aïshti Foundation’s magazine A, Forbes.com, Al Jazeera and others. I’ve held senior editing positions at NBCNews.com and Elephant Magazine. 

Contact: graceelenabanks@gmail.com

My book Play With Me: Dolls – Women – Art is out now with Laurence King Publishing

Farfetch Curates and Assouline

I contribute to the Farfetch Curates series published by Assouline.

Recently I contributed the essay Women and Post-Internet Art to Farfetch Curates Art and a profile of Lucy McRae to Farfetch Curates innovators. 

My Account: Inside Zaatari by Mother London

Co-edited the book My Account: Inside Zaatari published by Save the Children and Mother London


Working with illustrators I create and write illustrated editorial stories.

Illustrations by Damien Cuypers and Daisy de Villeneuve.

I’m a trustee of the London women’s charity NIA.