I've been a freelance journalist since I started my college magazine back in 2002.
Over the years, I've written news, features, travel, food and drink, arts and culture, and lifestyle. I have a particular interest in LGBT issues, literature and travel.
Currently I am Publisher and Executive Editor at Vada Magazine (60,000 readers per month), and both Food & Drink Editor and Travel Editor at So So Gay (250,000 readers per month).
In 2013 and 2014, I was Assistant Editor for Talent Media's LGBT History Month Magazine, which was distributed through The Sunday Telegraph. I have written for GAZE: A Modern Review, The Leeds Guide, The Pink Paper, The Guardian, MCR Magazine, Laminate and NOW.
I regularly appear on radio in the North West and Yorkshire to speak on issues such as LGBT and/or BAME arts and culture, books and publishing, civil and human rights, and politics.
I am available for commissions and queries.
PRs: pitch me your stories.
Commissioning editors: let's discuss how I can provide useful features and editorial for your publication.
I'm also a poet, playwright and novelist. I regularly perform my own work to live audiences across the country.
I have had commissions from BBC Writersroom, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Freedom Studios, 2012 Olympics, imove, Cornerhouse, 4thought.tv and The National Lottery.
In 2014, I was commissioned to write 'A Poem for Manchester' for the reopening of Manchester Central Library. I also toured with Tangled Roots across the UK and USA.
In 2013, I was LGBT History Month Poet Laureate and Manchester Pride Writer in Residence.
I was 2012 Olympic Poet for Yorkshire and Writer in Residence at Leeds Kirkgate Market. My 2012 pamphlet Precocious was a reader nomination for the Guardian First Book Prize.
I was 2011 Young Writer in Residence at Zion Arts Centre and Attached Writer at West Yorkshire Playhouse.
In 2010, I was I Love West Leeds Arts Festival Young Writer in Residence.