I am a freelance editor, writer and curator, based in London, UK.
I write about tattoos, art, culture, books, fashion, beauty, travel and feminism for publications such as Stylist, Grazia, the Guardian, Total Tattoo, Bust, The Simple Things, Globetrender, Time Out, and many more.
I am publisher and editor-in-chief of independent tattoo magazine Things&Ink. The magazine existed in print for three years / 12 issues, but has now evolved into an online and events brand. I manage a team of contributors, research, write and publish content for Things&Ink's blog th-ink.co.uk, and manage Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which have become communities for like-minded creatives. I have become a spokesperson for the tattoo community, providing comment on the latest issues for Newsnight, Channel 5 News, BBC Radio London, among others. I also presented a documentary on Britain’s first female tattooist for BBC’s The One Show. My first book, Tattoo Street Style, published by Ebury (part of Penguin Random House), is out now.
I have curated a number of art exhibitions, including Miniature Ink and Miniature Ink II in association with Atomica Gallery in London, #tiarchive – a celebration of the end of Things&Ink as a print publication and 'Identity' an exhibition at Into You. I have also guest curated for the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall. I organised and curated Strike: The Helmet Project (2017), which included work by Grayson Perry and the Chapman Brothers, to raise awareness for brain injury charity Headway.
I edited Oh Comely – a curious, honest and playful independent magazine for women – for two wonderful years from May 2017 until July 2019. I also edit cancer charity Sarcoma UK's quarterly publication Connect, which aims to inspire newly diagnosed patients.
I have done guest lectures at a number of universities on journalism and independent magazines. I also teach an InDesign module as part of an under-grad course at UCL.
I am an experienced and accurate sub-editor and have worked on the following titles: Time Out, Hello! Fashion Monthly, Star, New!, Men's Health, At Home, Stylist, Reign magazine for the Bentall Centre, Weight Watchers, You & Your Wedding, Mother&Baby, Top Santé, Superdrug's DARE magazine, Woman's Own, Woman and Woman's Weekly.