Lucy Fry is a journalist and personal trainer, and she is training to be a psychotherapist. A former wellbeing columnist at the Sunday Telegraph and Easy Jet Traveller magazine, she has written widely on physical and mental health and is the author of Run, Ride, Sink or Swim: A rookie’s year in women’s triathlon. Lucy graduated from Oriel College, Oxford and has an MSc in Creative Writing from Edinburgh University.
Lucy lives in South London.
Interviews and Features
What happened when my wife and I opened up our relationship by Lucy Fry for iNews
‘As a child I wanted to be many things including a writer, actress, cricketer, and a boy. I also imagined I might get married, and perhaps one day become a mother.
I certainly never dreamt of having two intimate relationships simultaneously, nor did I think it was an option.
Fast forward 30 odd years, though, and that’s what happened. I was eight years into a long-term monogamous relationship with B. One evening over dinner we both admitted that we would like, ideally, to explore attractions with other people whilst also continuing to love each other.’
Lucy Fry on Up the Arts Podcast
‘I was terrified of becoming a mum’ Lucy Fry for Stylist magazine
‘When my wife, B, told me she was pregnant, over four years ago now, I felt numb and vaguely worried.
She was so excited and hopeful about the news. So why didn’t I share in that joy? Not only had she recently miscarried – and the remnants of that trauma were very much still hanging around, in different ways, for us both – but I had begun to wonder if parenthood was, really and truly, what I wanted.
I was obsessive about writing. I also loved weight training, yoga, and I was learning to hold a handstand. All of those things took up a lot of my time, requiring the kind of rested body and clear mind that I knew a baby would prevent. Was I about to lose all my independence, along with my ability to do everything that brought me joy?’
Lucy Fry questions her feelings towards motherhood and how they’ve changed since the birth of her son for Stylist magazine. Read in full.
This is the first year I… Lucy Fry on motherhood for Metro
I haven’t felt able to fully inhabit, or celebrate, my motherhood until now, for many reasons. Firstly, like many first-time parents, it took me a while to get a handle on the job requirements, and to recognise my capabilities. Some of this was because it wasn’t me, but my wife, who was pregnant, nor was it me who birthed our child. I’d never wanted to carry a baby, nor to give birth to one, and my wife always had, so the decision about who would be his birth mother was made fairly easily.’
Are polyamorous relationships the new dating norm in 2019? Lucy Fry for Stylist magazine
‘Can you be in love with more than one person at once? Polyamorous relationships are becoming the norm, with ‘thruple’ relationships showcased everywhere from 2017 hit film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women to Netflix’s The Politician. But what is it really like being polyamorous – and are there any pitfalls?’
The Journey of Lucy Fry with Residence 11
‘I just wish that I’d had someone I could speak to, to give me a realistic view of what life for the long term partner is like, and how difficult it can be.
Early on in our relationship, we talked about separating for a bit so that I could have a chance to explore my sexuality—having only ever been with one woman really. I was too frightened of losing B. and all her support and all her love to do that.
I wish that we’d had the courage to do that before we have a child. I wish that we had been slower on the relationship escalator—to trust that we would have been okay.’
Read the interview in full HERE.