I write fiction and performance poetry about teenagers, trauma, queerness and class. My debut novel, The Summer Everything Happened, won the Northern Debut of the Year at the annual Northern Writers Awards. I’ve been longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition, the Lucy Cavendish Prize for Fiction and a Young Enigma Award.
I’ve collaborated with a long list of organisations – from tiny grassroots charities to the world’s biggest arts festivals and universities – to lead workshops and talks on creativity, storytelling and performance. As a qualified therapist as well as a creative practitioner, I am experienced working in an ethical, sensitive and trauma-informed way with a broad range of demographics and need levels.
I am especially fascinated by the intersections between creativity, trauma, mental health and wellbeing, and how these interact with identity and experience, including queerness, race and class.