Writer and editor, based in London. 

From 2016-2019 I was an editor at VICE. Previously, I was a staff writer at Dazed & Confused magazine. I left VICE in 2019 to pursue my freelance writing.

I write for a variety of publications, including the Guardian, Observer Magazine, Wired, GQ, Evening Standard Magazine, Time Out, The Debrief, Refinery 29, ELLE, The Quietus, Lonely Planet, Independent, Marie Claire, Crack Magazine, Mixmag, The Telegraph, DJ Mag, The Face, and more.  

I specialise in long-form, heavily reported features, like my long-read into stag do deaths or erectile dysfunction, my deep dive into Men's Health cover transformation stories, or my investigation into when one night of binge drinking ruins your life. 

In 2018 I appeared on BBC Woman's Hour to launch VICE’s anti-stalking campaign UNFOLLOW ME, which calls on the UK government to introduce a Stalkers Register to protect victims of serial stalkers and domestic abusers. My FOI investigation revealed that 60 women had been murdered by partners, exes or stalkers, despite reporting them to police before their deaths. Our campaign was covered by Grazia, the I, Independent, Yorkshire Post, Woman's Hour, Evening Standard, The Telegraph, the Victoria Derbyshire Show, WikiTribune and more. The UNFOLLOW ME documentary I produced into the life and death of Alice Ruggles, who was murdered by her stalker ex-boyfriend, received over a million views and was played in full on the BBC. UNFOLLOW ME was a finalist in the 2019 Amnesty International Media Awards, in the innovation category, and placed second in the British Media Awards, for best investigation.

In 2019 my VICE investigation into rape therapy bans, was picked up by the national press, and discussed on the Victoria Derbyshire programme, the Today Programme, the Independent, the BBC, Evening Standard, the i, and Metro. After I flagged up the issue of rape and sexual assault survivors being prevented from accessing therapy under 17-year-old CPS guidance, the Labour Party called for an emergency review into the practice, and pledged they’d end the ban on rape therapy and counselling notes being used in court if they were to be elected.

I have produced VICE documentaries and moderate and speak on numerous panels. I also undertake commercial copywriting for a number of clients, including the Boiler Room and Guardian Labs, and am available for commercial commissions.

If you'd like to commission me, please email sirin.kale.writer@gmail.com or reach out via Twitter. Please note, I do not accept unpaid speaking requests.