Bella Peacock

Bella Peacock

Bella Peacock is a freelance journalist living in Sydney. She formerly worked in Nine's digital news team.

She is co-founder of Elpis Network with Eva Cox AO. Elpis focuses on actionable solutions to make a more just and habitable Australia. Still in its infancy, the network strives to find a new model for democratic engagement & policy distribution.

A brief background: Bella moved to Berlin in 2014 to do a Masters in English Studies at the Freie Universität, completing her thesis on the topic of sex-play politics. During that time, Bella learned to speak fluent German and discovered a love of philosophy.

After finishing her studies in 2017, Bella did a stint in Sarajevo working in multimedia journalism at Radio Free Europe and testing the waters of peace-building at the NGO Post-Conflict Research Center. She returned to Berlin in 2018 and launched Better Times, a platform for women's stories about empowering intimate experiences. The project is a response to, and complementary narrative for, the many experiences of coercion, assault, and rape shared in the context of #MeToo.

Before going to Europe, Bella studied Media Arts and Production at the University of Technology, Sydney. This multimedia background continues to spur Bella's interest not only in stories and ideas, but also in the different forms they take and mediums expression. Alongside writing, she has dabbled in film, animation, design, photography, and zines. Recently, Bella has been learning web development and design.

You can get in touch with Bella via email or follow her on twitter or linkedin .