I’m an author, freelance journalist and content consultant specialising in social justice, equality, diversity and voluntary and community issues. My book Made Possible is out now, an anthology on human rights and diversity inspired by my youngest sister who happens to have a disability. I write for newspapers like the The Guardian, The Independent and Byline Times as well as specialist magazines and journals. Before this, I was the Evening Standard’s local government and social affairs correspondent, a news reporter at The Times and wrote for Marie Claire, Cosmo and Time Out. I started out as a local news reporter and news editor of a series of central London local weeklies and covered community affairs and housing for specialist magazines. I’m the chair of Sibs, the charity for siblings of disabled people, an ambassador for the National Development Team for Inclusion and an RSA fellow (Royal Society of Arts). I’m currently shortlisted in the National Press Awards 2020 (reporting diversity category).
With a focus on social affairs, voluntary and community issues, I write and edit human interest content, from reports to articles and press briefings, thought leadership pieces and social media or web content. I project manage supplements, website redesigns or special communications campaigns, and offer one-to-one coaching and editorial advice.
Above and Beyond – how the voluntary sector adds value to communities, (for the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group).
Space to Live – home ownership for disabled people (for Disability Rights UK and Advance Housing & Support).
Another Way – improving care for learning disabled people (for the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group).
Making it Real – guide to good practice in social care (for national care partnership Think Local, Act Personal).