For many years, Helen Walmsley-Johnson was the author of the Guardian's `The Vintage Years' blog, which had 65,000 regular readers and she is still a regular contributor to the Guardian and the New Statesman. Before beginning her column, she worked for the Daily Telegraph and as Alan Rusbridger's PA at the Guardian. Her book about middle age, The Invisible Woman, was published to great acclaim in 2015. Her experience surviving coercive control is powerfully told in her personal memoir Look What You Made Me Do. She lives in a village in the Midlands.