I’m a writer, editor, creative producer, and researcher currently working at the BBC as part of a network of disabled journalists and producers.
My work branches a range of skills across journalism, oral history, archival work, investigations, and cross-collaborating with different disciplines. And the themes I work on tend to have music, heritage, archive, history, people, or community or politics as their basis.
I am most comfortable working with writing and radio – but I’m used to working with pretty untraditional ways of telling stories.
I’m a member of The Creative Society’s Step Up program and part of the Clore Emerging Leaders network.
Over the years, I have chopped and changed industry, but started out as a music journalist writing for blogs and national newspapers. In that time I worked on commissions for Vice, NME, The Guardian, Independent, Red Bull, and Dazed.
Since then a large proportion of my work has been devoted to producing projects, from regional to national festivals to working on consulting Londoners about what kind of museum they want to represent them in the future or hanging young poets words from bridges along the Thames. I like bringing big, weird things to life.
As a creative and events producer, I’ve worked for Glastonbury Festival, Thames Festival Trust, Museum of London, Independent Venue Week, Brainchild, STEEZ, Cable London and a range of others.
In 2018 I started to set up In Our Own Words, a project to collect and record stories across the UK. By creating interesting projects grounded in immersive approaches to collection and storytelling, the hope is to help refresh and update the way people use oral history and audio techniques in the heritage sector.
Clients include: BBC, The Guardian, Vice, Glastonbury Festival, Tate, Thomas Cook, Shelter, Lambeth Council, Nike, Converse, Stanhope, Museum of London, Royal Parks, Penguin Books, Pan Macmillan, The Walcott Foundation, Trust for London, The Creative Society, Human Appeal UK, Thames Festival Trust, Independent Venue Week, Trinity Laban, Channel 4, and Brainchild.