Senior Writer and Workshop Leader
What do you do?
I write. I turn complex ideas into comprehensible stories. And I lead workshops to geek out with other people about words and their influence on the human psyche.
Why do you do it?
I’ve always been a writer. I’m lucky because it’s both who I am and what I do. I also genuinely believe that nothing should be too complex for anyone to understand, particularly when it comes to making important choices. It’s in my gift to make sense of nonsense, and that’s what I love doing.
Which projects have you worked on?
I’m a Quietroom newbie as I write this, but I’ve come from a background as a writer in social care, office brokerage, and financial services. I also trained as a creative writer, so I’ve been known to dabble in the short story genre as well.
Which project are you most proud of?
I once worked on a huge project to help people in financial difficulty understand their options. I worked for months alongside mental health charities, financial outreach programmes, call centre staff, and credit card holders. It really helped me understand what people can go through, and allowed me to show them how much support and compassion is genuinely available.
When it went public, a huge number of people reached out to ask for help and took real steps towards financial recovery. I was very proud of that.
What do you like to do when you're not at work?
My love of writing extends to a love of reading, so I spend a lot of time climbing over piles of books. My interests lean towards history, psychology, and reams of what I’m told are ‘useless’ facts. I also love to cook new and increasingly adventurous meals, and spend as much time as physically possible with any nearby dogs.
Which superpower would you choose?
Teleportation. Flying is ostentatious (and probably very cold) and invisibility is frankly suspect. But teleportation. Why watch life pass you by through a bus window? Why waste precious holiday hours on cabin pressure and peanuts? Where is the romance in being stuffed into a train carriage at rush hour? Teleportation is the clear and only choice.
Except for stopping time to take a nap.Back