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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Blowing up cancer

Dotty Winters chats to cartoonist Rachael Ball about anxiety, trauma, laughing and other cancer side-effects.
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Glass Ceiling Smashers: Word up

Dotty Winters talks to author Rosie Fiore about getting published, likeable women and the “strange protection of being middle-aged.”
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TV clangers

True, your kids may be learning all sorts of educational lessons from telly, but allow Dotty Winters to look a little closer at some of the other things they’re picking up.
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Why I ❤️ High School Musical

Ten years ago this year, Disney broke the internet and a million pre-teen hearts by introducing us to Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens in a film definitely not based on Grease at all. Dotty Winters has never looked back.
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Introducing my little one to… The NeverEnding Story

Dotty Winters’ little boy likes a hero with long hair. He was bound to love Artreyu, then.
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I make the best… corned beef hash

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. If you haven’t tasted Dotty Winters’ corned beef hash, you’ve still to taste the best.
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Replay: Strictly Come Dancing Live Blog: Week #1

Haberdashery shops the UK over are running low on sequins which can mean only one thing. Strictly Come Dancing is back. Dotty Winters was twirling with delight at the prospect so we channelled her happiness into live blogging ever step from week one.
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Rated or Dated: Dirty Dancing & Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

Dotty Winters had never seen Dirty Dancing. We know, right? So we sat her down and made her watch both the original and its sequel at once.
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Bridge the gap

Women who dare to have children are still risky to employers. Hmm. How are we going to sort populating the planet? Dotty Winters has some innovative solutions of her own. Great British Breed Off, anyone?
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Serial boxing

Dotty Winters thought she’d read all there was to read about Adnan Syed before she picked up Rabia Chaudry’s new book. Contains spoilers.