I am happier behind the camera. I write about politics, health, science and social issues.
I've been published in New Zealand Geographic, at The Wireless and The Spinoff, by Folks, and by Sport magazine.
The Frog Inside Her Chest
The 15 Year Long Headache
Folks helps tell the stories of people who refuse to be defined by their health.
My blog houses my opinion writing on politics, health, feminism and social issues.
My Patrons help fund my writing and play an important role in my work.
A brief history
I studied communications, expressive arts and journalism at Massey University and graduated with a Bachelor of Communications.
After a small stint as a newspaper reporter, I sold out to the world of government communications, and worked in that field for several years. I then did a stint in corporate comms and public relations.
Some of this work was for charities and I volunteered my skills to the Nelson Women's Centre, eventually sitting on their Governance Group.
When I became ill with autoimmune arthritis, I started writing about issues relating to politics and health, and representation of marginalised groups. I hosted a column in the Nelson Mail as well as writing for myself at writehanded.org.
I have a particular passion for social issues, health, and science writing and am lucky to be able to work in these areas.
Now I work as a freelance journalist and wordsmith for hire.
University Entrance, NCEA L3
Nelson College for Girls
Bachelor of Communications