In the course of over 25 years I have worked professionally as an artist, journalist, arts reviewer, arts marketing consultant, lecturer, BSL gallery guide, arts project manager, film director, screenwriter, playwright, author, book editor, proofreader and arts board trustee – attracting a prominent clientele including Tate, V&A, the Design Museum, Phaidon Press, Modern Art Oxford, The Royal Collections Trust, Deafinitely Theatre and press including Vogue, Disability Arts Online, and The Independent.
I attended University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (now part of University of the Arts, London) where I gained a Pass with Distinction in MA Fashion, Option: Journalism and Promotion. I was the first deaf student to win one of five heavily subscribed places on the course.
As well as numerous pieces of published journalism I have two books to my name: The Fashion Book (contributing writer and editor), and My Daughter And I; two films – CODA (2011) and listen, even when your heart is crying (2014) – and a theatre play, Keeping Hope (2021). A third drama script, Here I Land, is in development.
Today I practise small-scale mixed-media drawing. I still write for Disability Arts Online, and I have my own Medium page. I live in Buckinghamshire as a lone parent to two children, one of who is a wheelchair user with complex needs.