I am a Bristol-based freelance journalist. I previously worked for The Bristol Cable, a local member-owned media co-operative. Here, I worked as an Early Career Journalist and started writing my first stories. I now work as a freelancer and alongside the Cable my work is featured in The National News, The Calvert Journal and Are We Europe. I am a languages and politics graduate. I read German and Arabic with International Relations. I use my language skills in my work to access primary sources and elevate underrepresented voices. As well as local news I am passionate about covering political and economic affairs. I have a strong interest in political reporting, particularly the MENA region namely Jordan, Egypt and Sudan. Beyond news reporting and feature writing, I am interested in doing investigative reporting using my language and research skills.
While local NHS bosses vowed to end mental health out-of-area placements by March 2021, 2019 saw an increase in people being sent away to private beds locally and far away. I tell the story of a carer who travelled miles to visit her son.