As a writer, I'm after characters who defy belief, whose stories embody the problems in our world and whose actions inspire us to tackle them. For five years, I explored how the conflicts and crises of East Africa affect people in the region. I found feisty women taking on armed gangs in Somalia, activists in Burundi continuing to work even after being shot in the head, and a British clown who negotiates for the United Nations in conflict zones to bring an end to war.
I wrote about these characters and many more for major UK newspapers and a host of British and American magazines. In 2017, my reporting from Burundi for the Guardian won both a Frontline Club award and a One World Media award. I have been shortlisted for numerous other journalism and feature writing awards since moving to Kenya 2011.
I moved to Llangollen in North Wales in 2016, from where I continue to write about the developing world while reckoning with the challenges of new motherhood. My website includes a selection of my articles, social media links and a brief biography. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.