Lotte Jeffs

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Lotte Jeffs (she/they) is an award-winning magazine writer and editor and the author of How To Be A Gentlewoman: The Art of Soft Power in Hard Times.

Lotte writes for the Times and the Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph and numerous other publications and has worked in advertising as well as editorial. They were previously Acting Editor in Chief of ELLE.

Lotte co-hosts the podcast Some Families which celebrates queer parenting and recently won a Gold award at the British Podcast Awards. Lotte has also authored a picture book, My Magic Family, about diverse families which will be published by Puffin in 2022.

Image credits above left to right: Holly Falconer; Brendan Freeman; Holly Falconer
Image credits below: third image Paul Cochrane & Simon Way via British Podcast Awards

Previous partnerships

Baby Dove x Some Families

Baby Dove sponsored a season of the Some Families podcast.


Lotte shares what her ‘Back to School’ feeling is for Papier’s Paper People.


My Magic Family

Lotte Jeffs

There are billions of families, a million ways to be. But in my magic family it’s Mummy, Mum and me!

Let’s tell our family stories – fantastical and true – and we’ll find out who’s who to me, and who is who to you . . .

In this celebratory, reassuring rhyming story a little girl with two mummies shares the magic of her family and discovers how magic all her friends’ families are too. This is a warm, funny read-aloud that’s perfect for opening up conversations about different families in a playful, creative way.

How To Be A Gentlewoman: The Art of Soft Power in Hard Times

Lotte Jeffs

Learn to navigate the harshness of life with soft power. My debut book weaves powerful life experience with practical advice and a psychological deep dive into what truly constitutes an emotionally rich and meaningful existence. I spoke to everyone from agony aunts and archeologists, to pop stars and novelists, to explore a diverse picture of what it is to truly live life well.

How To Be A Gentlewoman will teach you to lean out, recognise good relationships and let go of bad, create a space you love, find your people and create a happy and ‘joined up’ sense of yourself.

The gentle antidote to a brutal world.