Dotty Winters

Dotty Winters

Nascent stand-up, fan of fancy words, purveyor of occasional wrongness, haphazard but enthusiastic parent, science-fan, apprentice-feminist.


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Because we’re worth it

If Dotty Winters hears the word ‘meritocracy’ one more time she’s going to stick your unicorn where the sun don’t shine.
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I Make the Best… Haggis Nachos

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. For Dotty Winters, Burns Night isn’t Burns Night without this little belter.
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Breaking dad

The charity Working Families has warned that we’re in danger of creating a fatherhood penalty, which is why we need to stop talking about mothers and fathers and talk about parents instead, says Dotty Winters.
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Present and incorrect

The idea of school attendance rewards is leaving Dotty Winters less than 100 per cent enthralled.
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Spread a little happiness

Marie-Claire Ashcroft is a Happiness Ninja. Dotty Winters isn’t sure what that is but she wants one.
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Glass Ceiling Smashers: Doing it for the kids

Children’s TV writer Denise Cassar has many people’s dream career. Dotty Winters chatted with her about dead dogs, pitching snot and why her job is every bit as brilliant as it looks.
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Why I ❤️ Elf

In the run-up to the big tinselly bang, our writers check out some Christmas celluloid classics. Dotty Winters kicks us off with Will Ferrell’s loveable man-child.
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Glass Ceiling Smashers: Fuck weasels

Dotty Winters talks weasels, long walks and clenching buttocks with Lauren and Karen Mead, the creative mother-daughter team behind accessories company Louella Odié.
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Glass Ceiling Smashers: Crime bandit

Women are leading the justice reform media movement. Dotty Winters gets a bit fangirl-y with one of its key players, true crime writer and podcaster Rebecca Lavoie.
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Book review: Athena Rising

Dotty Winters was sent a book. It’s ruffled her feathers a bit.