Impolite Conversation is a place where we can talk about the things we were told not to discuss in polite company - politics, sex, spirituality & religion and money - as well as science, culture, personal development and more. Our content is not all risqué or even rude: When we use the word "Impolite", we're talking about an attitude - one of not blindly following conventions or authority, especailly when they divide (or even oppress) us. Are you Impolite? Find out more about us here and join or community here

Our Editorial Team

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Matthew Wherry











Science Editor

Sarah Barnett


Sarah graduated as a mature student in Geology and embarked on a fast-track post-grad course in magazine journalism. She secured a position as a freelance sub-editor at her favourite publication, the science monthly Focus and was later offered a permanent position there. Focus was sold in 2001 and, unable to relocate, Sarah left and started a family.


In recent years, she has juggled occasional freelance writing mainly for Flipside, a teenage science magazine – with obtaining a Tesol (Teaching English as a Second Language) certificate and bringing up three boys.