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Embracing the Human Library, Enhancing the Human Experience, Encouraging Empathy

The Human Library, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, allows people to volunteer as 'books’ to interact with ‘readers’ in 30-minute conversations.  Chit-chat, small talk, surface-level nattering — do you love it or loathe it? Do you often just want to...

About me

Hi, I’m Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe, and I love words.

Listening to them, learning new ones, putting the perfect ones down on page to make that sentence just right, and whizzing them around again until they’re just so.

And of course, nattering words to chat, relate, put the world to rights, ask questions, and generally find out more about the world and us in it.

Testimonials

"Natasha is an exceptional journalist and displayed an incredible ability to story tell and build communities across multiple publications and social media platforms. Her role ranged from researching, brainstorming, interviewing, writing, proofreading, editing & creating and developing client relationships. Natasha has the unique ability to merge the necessity of existing media skills such as good writing, investigative skills, ethics, neutrality and verification with emerging new media skills such as utilising social media tools, content management systems and email marketing service providers."

Peter Patterson, Managing Director, Woodcote Media

"I've had the pleasure to discuss trends in sustainability and naturally sourced products with Natasha. I found her questions and insights to be both engaging and thought-provoking. Natasha was able to connect a deeply technical discussion to real-world impacts, finding the relevancy that all entrepreneurs dream of."

Damien Perriman Senior Vice President, Speciality Products at Genomatica

“An absolute delight to work with on stories and is always supportive of our research. I appreciate how she’s constantly on the lookout for interesting, informative content for readers”

Beatrice Lwee, PR and Communications Manager, Mintel

“A genuinely journalistic nose for a story means she's your go-to gal if you want your brand story picked-up, oxygenated and retold. Natasha has an enviable black book of media and digital contacts

Peter Antenen, Growth Hacker, Brand Architect & Capacity Builder at Antenen Consulting

“Natasha and I worked on an interview feature with the founder of Bulldog Skincare. As we are expanding in our availability in Asia it was a perfect time for her to grill us on our plans and views of the market. She has a sound knowledge of the illustrious South Korean skincare market and asked evocative questions. I'm looking forward to working with her more as we expand globally.”

Lekha Mohanlal, Publicist at Hill + Knoughton Strategies, Bulldog Skincare

Latest Published Articles

Latest Published Articles

  • Pressing the switch from sugar to sweeteners
    on 30 September 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Appealing to consumers’ love of sweet treats and sugary drinks along with their health and wellness goals and ingredient preferences is dominating new product development in the sweetener space.

  • Embracing the Human Library, Enhancing the Human Experience, Encouraging Empathy
    on 7 September 2020 at 11:00 pm

    The Human Library, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, allows people to volunteer as ‘books’ to interact with ‘readers’ in 30-minute conversations. Chit-chat, small talk, surface-level nattering — do you love it or loathe it? Do you often just want to have a one-on-one, real, meaningful and present conversation? One that doesn’t come with expectation, judgement, criticism or distress. To talk to empathise with others, gain understanding of their perspectives and to be social. I fi

  • More than Just Taste: plant-based innovation moves beyond the meat-free label
    on 31 August 2020 at 11:00 pm

    As the rise of flexitarianism, vegetarianism and veganism brings an array of plant-based innovations to market, we delve into how this surge in demand is shaping the alternative protein source landscape. From popular and emerging protein sources and trends to buying considerations and production challenges — we explore what we can expect from the meatless market.