About

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Photo by Becky Bailey

I am an author, playwright, film director, blogger, journalist and arts critic. 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, disability and deaf issues, and over the years have contributed to Vogue, Esquire, The Observer, The Independent, BLOOM, New Zealand Style, The Huffington Post, British Deaf News and Disability Arts Online, among many others.

For three years I blogged at The Mostyn-Thomas Journal about life as a deaf parent bringing up a child with multiple disabilities, and how that impacted on my own perspective of disability in general. The material was republished as an e-memoir, My Daughter and I, on 24th April 2014 and can be viewed in Amazon’s Kindle store.

In 2011 I made my debut as a film director and scriptwriter with CODA, a TV drama short produced by Neath Films in association with the BSLBT, which was broadcast on The Community Channel and Film4, and can still be viewed on The BSL Zone. I am now preparing to make a 28-minute documentary, Grief and the Deaf Child, also produced by Neath Films in association with the BSLBT, for scheduled release in November 2014.

Following the success of a 10-minute monologue showcase in London, I am also developing a 20-minute play with Deafinitely Theatre‘s Andrew Muir. My Disability Arts Online blog has more details.

Read my writer-to-writer interview with Lizzie Ward here.

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