Welcome to my website, also known as a thinly-veiled excuse for putting up my nicest photographs. Much like Zoolander, I apparently cannot turn left.
I have been a freelance journalist on and off since 2006, interspersed with staff jobs at thelondonpaper, The Times, The Telegraph, Twitter and British GLAMOUR. I mainly write lifestyle features, entertainment reviews and long-reads, and first-person essays about brain spiders or other things that generally get in the way.
My writing appears in The Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday's YOU magazine, the i, The Pool, Pilot and BA High Life. I regularly appear on BBC Radio and LBC. Other work includes social media for the BBC, comment editing at the i, guesting on the BBC's Unpopped podcast, and editing the hit celebrity interview podcast Is It Just Me?
I have also been MC for the 2018 10 Digital Ladies Awards, a panelist at the House of Commons meeting on social media abuse, and hosted live events on Facebook and in stores for the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, authors Dawn O'Porter, Alexandra Heminsley and Catherine Mayer, and the film director Sofia Coppola.
My biggest delight outside work is horse riding, a childhood love inspired by reading endless Ruby Ferguson and Pullein-Thompson books, and which I took up again a few years ago after a long break. You can follow my efforts on the Instagram hashtag #theurbanequestrian, and on my Facebook page.
I went briefly viral on Facebook after falling off for the first time in 20 years, and landing in the sea. It is especially hilarious if you watch the whole thing with the sound up.
Please feel free to drop me a line if you think we might work together, or if you have a horse you would like me to fall off in the future.