About

Award-winning journalist, writer, content consultant.

A freelance writer, editor, Guardian journalist and content specialist, I’ve been a news editor on London weeklies, a reporter at the Times and an Evening Standard correspondent. I’ve written for Marie Claire, Cosmo and Time Out and specialist trade titles. My book, Made Possible, is out in 2020, a collection of essays on success by learning disabled people. The book is inspired by my youngest sister. I’m a trustee of Sibs, the charity supporting siblings of disabled people, and an RSA fellow (Royal Society of Arts). 

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Journalism

Journalism

Recent work

Click on the images below, see my Guardian page or ask me for other articles.

You can also see my writing on The Social Issue blog.

Consultancy

Consultancy

Editorial support

I write and edit engaging, human interest content – from reports to thought leadership pieces and web content. I manage supplements, website redesigns or special communications projects, and offer one-to-one editorial coaching sessions.

Recent reports:

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).

Get in touch to see other examples of my consultancy work.

The book: Made Possible

The book: Made Possible

Made Possible

Essays on success, by high-achieving people with learning disabilities.

Made Possible, essays on success by people with learning disabilities, is published on 28 May 2020. This groundbreaking book is influenced by my learning disabled sister.

‘A bold wake-up call for those who doubt what people with learning disabilities can do.’ Sally Phillips
‘A call to arms to confront continued discrimination.’
Sir Norman Lamb

Read more in this Guardian article or watch a two minute video to find out more.

You can pre-order the book from your local indie bookstore or Waterstones, Foyles, Blackwells or Amazon.

Testimonials and awards

Testimonials and awards

What people say about my work

‘Good quality reporting and a passion for crusading journalism.’ The late Brian MacArthur,  Fleet Street veteran.

‘An authoritative writer’.  Sarah Jewell, Guardian supplements and microsites editor.

‘Saba’s guidance, knowledge, research skills and writing abilities delivered informative resources of the highest quality.’  Bob Green OBE, Stonewall Housing chief executive.

‘A talent for turning complex issues into powerful stories.’  John Adams, OBE, independent social care and charity advisor.

‘A talented news reporter and writer.’ Mike Leese, ex-Evening Standard news editor.

I’m a finalist in the media category for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2020. I was a finalist in the British Journalism Awards for Specialist Media 2018 and as the Journalist of the Year in the European Diversity Awards 2016 My work to relaunch trade magazine Housing Today helped the title win several press awards, I was runner up in the Commission for Racial Equality Race in the Media Awards and won the best writer award on my postgrad journalism course.

Get in touch

Contact

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