Regular contributor to: Independent. Previous: Southwark News and SWLondoner
Other information: I am a recently-qualified multimedia journalist (NCTJ Multimedia Journalism Diploma) with experience in content research, story-sourcing, blogging, online and print publications, mobile journalism, subbing news stories, interviewing, sub-editing, proof reading and design.
Along with my own freelance-based projects combining human rights and journalism, I have work experience with newspaper agencies, blogging for Amnesty International, researching news content for a leading TV/radio broadcast station in Jamaica and undergoing a multimedia internship in Dominica Republic.
I have a BSc in Sociology and an MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science, specialising in women’s rights, counter-extremism, race relations, and global injustices at large. During my studies, I also developed skills in ethical research methodology, critical writing and team work, together with the efficient management and organisation of related projects. Additional areas of research included: Criminology, Psychology of the Criminal Justice System, Globalisation Studies, Race Relations and Gender/Sexuality studies, transnational politics, multiculturalism and sexual/domestic violence.
Other organisations I have both worked, volunteered and campaigned for include; Oxfam, Cancer Research, VPWA (Ghana), London Paralympics 2012 (London Ambassador) and Solace Women’s Aid UK.
My additional skills and experience include research, advocacy, mentoring, teaching/training, communication skills, Media Law (UK), Human Rights International Law, photography and psychology.
My desire to become a journalist and researcher was triggered by my broad and varied life experiences and studies, coupled with my passion for researching, communicating and debating issues.
I have travelled extensively and resided in several countries, both developed and developing.
With my linguistic skills - I speak fluent French and basic Spanish - I have been able to experience first-hand a plethora of socio-cultural, economic and political events which continues to fuel my journalistic curiosity.
Links to my work:
Air pollution: Family's self imposed asthma exile over clean air fears
'It's like binge-drinking': Southwark Council launches shisha awareness campaign for Stoptober
Celebrating Cerebral Palsy Day with Princess Kayla
Our tips for teaching human rights law
“I Have the Freedom and Capacity to... Or Do I?” Challenging the Definition of ‘Consent’ under the Sexual Offences Act 2003
Revealed: Review of the Mental Health Act shows black people are most at risk of being sectioned