Over the years I have performed my work widely around the UK and in parts of South East Asia, in venues ranging from pubs to museums, from spotlit stages to fields full of ravers, from classrooms to conference rooms. My work is known for its combination of craft, vivid imagery, emotional depth and humour, and for its close study of human experience.
I explore themes of loss, dual heritage, the working world, adolescence, gender inequality, sexuality and mental illness. My debut pamphlet, everything we don’t say, was published with Tall Lighthouse in 2009.
I spent 6 months in 2013 as the Writer in Residence at the National University of Singapore, curating local events and working with the University’s student body, and in 2015 was selected for a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship, hosted by literature development agency Spread The Word. During my tenure, I worked with Mimi Khalvati to develop my full collection of poetry, Elders of the Pot, (still in process!) and also began working with aerial arts charity Upswing on a collaborative piece, Are You There? The piece combined poetry and aerial dance to explore what it means to trust.
I am proud to be is a regular Writer in Residence for education charity First Story.
I am is also a qualified counsellor, working privately in London.