I am a published writer, film-maker, and artist. I live in the Home Counties with my two children.
My grand passion is freedom of expression and it is this that drives my diverse love of the arts and media. Originally a fashion journalist, I now write about parenting, the arts, film, disability and deaf issues, and over the years have had articles published in Vogue, Esquire, The Observer, The Independent, BLOOM, British Deaf News and Disability Arts Online (read my review of Deafinitely Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream here) among many others. Last October I ‘came out’ as a survivor in my HuffPost blog.
My latest film, LISTEN, EVEN WHEN YOUR HEART IS CRYING, a 27′ documentary about parental grief from a Deaf person’s perspective produced by Neath Films in association with the BSLBT, was released on Film4, The Community Channel, and online to widespread acclaim on 5th January 2015. Following its Italian premiere in Rome, the film was nominated for Best Documentary at the 2015 CINEDEAF Awards. Next up is the East End Festival at Genesis Cinema on Sunday 5th July, where I will be participating in a post-screening Q&A. You can watch it here.
Read my writer-to-writer interview with Lizzie Ward here.