Immensely sad. Feel like we really needed her
Absolutely tragic. This has really hit me (I was going to say ‘for some reason’ here but it’s just really fucking sad). Fuck. Absolutely no age. Such a brilliant writer.
Oh my god
This is so sad
Feel so genuinely sad about this - she would talk about having seizuers, and being hospitalised, but I didn’t realise how life-threatening it was.
She was just generally one of the best journalists out there.
This is a nice thread.
FFS we really did need her. Thought she was quiet when I didn’t see her over Sunday.
One of her pals has suggested donating to one of the charities she supported and linked to this one: Freedom Project | Help & support | Dogs Trust
Gonna give a bit of money. Just floored by this tbh. She was younger than me.
Such a shame, seemed like such a reliable and genuine voice in the world
God that’s really sad. Always enjoyed her writing and her twitter account, and one of the few of those left wing journalists/twitter personalities to be very tuned into Northern Ireland politics. I’m sure she would have had a lot to say about this week’s events.
Always felt bad seeing her tweets about being in hospital all the time but really wasn’t expecting this.
Saw it on twitter just now and felt numb. She tweeted so often and so directly about her health issues, but it still feels like a total lightning bolt. I didn’t always agree with her takes but she was obviously a force for good and an essential follow. Heart goes out to her friends and family.
Horrendous news. Really one of the most informative, compassionate and witty voices in journalism. She massively shaped my own worldview.
This is heartbreaking. She was such a force for good.
Not to get all Limmy but I can’t stop thinking about when I met her a few years ago. She was so bubbly and had so much energy and was just a force of fucking nature, really.
She wrote about a lot more than just that obv but I was especially affected by her writing and tweets about illness and disability, obv informed by her own experience and made her such an important voice. Seemed like such a sound person. Can’t believe it
Oh no, that’s really shocking. Totally unbelievable. Didn’t know her personally but anytime a new piece of her writing popped up (or even a Twitter thread from her tbh) it was always a treat. The kind of journalist that this country is sorely lacking, and seemed an incredibly sound person. This is really horrible news.
Awful news. An inspiration in many ways and an important voice that will be truly missed.
Dawn was one of the few reasons I’d bother logging onto twitter. This is so sad.
Feels like my entire feed is people paying heartfelt tribute at the moment.