Maddy is from Glasgow, Scotland. She was a staff writer at National Review and a contributor to The Spectator. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Standpoint Magazine, UnHerd, The Scotsman, The Catholic Herald, Verily and Heterodox Academy. She has appeared on the BBC, Fox News, Louder with Crowder and the Ben Shapiro Show. She has a first class bachelor’s degree in English from the University of St Andrews, a postgraduate diploma in Education from the University of Glasgow, and a master’s degree in Journalism from New York University. She writes and performs music.