Hi there! I’m Blair Lyonev.

I write about women and their relationships with power, and the places where art, belief and the body intersect.

I also help women uncover their unique story and tell it in a way that supports their empowered unfolding in the world. 

I hold a BA in Southeast Asian Religions from Bard College and an MFA in Writing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Blair - Freelance Writer and Yoga Instructor

Between and since my stints in academia I’ve freelanced and ghostwritten for magazines, artists, NGOs, start-ups and entrepreneurs. I’ve worked with people on their websites, book manuscripts, speeches, blogs and beyond.

To learn more about ghostwriting and coaching services, please go here.

I’m drawn to voices from the margins and less told tales: those of war vet-activists, women leaders, refugeeswomen surviving war, and female graffiti artists. (And a weird turn as a pot journalist during Seattle’s legalisation ‘green rush.’)

In work and play I’m restless, a die-hard mover in body and through travel, am a perennial student of somatic-based contemplative traditions, and always searching in London’s urban sprawl for green and wild places, camera in tow.

For a sense of the breadth of my style in various genres, check out the blog roll. (Aka: everything I haven’t tried to get published.)



Blair Lyonev, writer, journalist, yoga

Hong Kong, Umbrella Revolution, 2014.