I’m an author, editor, freelance journalist and content consultant specialising in social affairs. Made Possible is my anthology on human rights and neurodiversity, influenced by my sister Raana.
I collaborate to tell untold stories – like Elliott’s, in this Tortoise Media podcast. I’m a long time contributor to The Guardian, where I’ve also commissioned and edited. You’ll find my work in The Independent, Byline Times and various magazines and journals. In summer 2022 I began editing Community Living, a magazine about inclusion, with a remit to develop the magazine and website .
I was a reporter then news editor on London local papers, I reported for The Times and the Evening Standard and then became the Standard’s local government and social affairs correspondent. I’ve written for Marie Claire, Cosmo, She and Time Out, I’ve covered community affairs and deputy edited a housing magazine.
I chair the charity Sibs, I’m an ambassador for the National Development Team for Inclusion, an RSA fellow and a member of the Society of Authors. I’m a finalist in the British Journalism Awards 2022, a Press Awards 2020 winner and was a finalist in the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2020 and a finalist in the European Diversity Awards 2016.
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Portrait: Nicola Bensley