The Frog Inside Her Chest
"Folks is dedicated to telling the stories of remarkable people who refuse to be defined by their health issues."
My blog, Writehanded, houses my opinion writing on politics, feminism, health and social justice.
My Patrons help fund my writing and also receive special acknowledgements and unique Patron-only content.
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.
It gets worse! I moved into corporate communications and PR, mostly doing media management for small businesses.
I somewhat redeemed myself by also doing PR for charities and I volunteered my communications 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 disability. I hosted an opinion column in the Nelson Mail as well as writing for myself at writehanded.org.
Now I work as a freelance journalist and wordsmith for hire.
University Entrance, NCEA L3
Nelson College for Girls
Bachelor of Communications