I am a freelance journalist and writer specialising in human-interest features – particularly those that have an environmental or human rights angle. I am also interested in writing about music, culture and art. Currently I write for BBC Latin America, Mongabay, Gal-Dem, Visit Guyana and other publications. I am open to new commissions and collaborations. Links to some of my work below:

BBC WORLD SERVICE

Why Guyana’s rainforests are a scientist’s dream (January 2018), BBC Latin America & Caribbean

Guyana’s transgender activists fight archaic law (March 2017), BBC Latin America & Caribbean

Guyana’s blind cricketers are in it to win it (July 2016), BBC Latin America & Caribbean

Guyana, the drama of the small country with the highest suicide rate in the world (May 2016), published in Spanish and Portuguese for BBC Mundo

MONGABAY

Guyana’s road to Brazil presents opportunity and challenge (August 2017)

Going under: mangrove restoration in low-lying Guyana a vital need, say experts (July 2017)

FSC Certification gives boost to rainforest community (December 2016)

GAL-DEM

Which box do second generation mixed race people fit into? (January 2018)

Why the white explorer trope is outdated and dangerous (November 2017)

VISIT GUYANA

(Interview) Eddy Grant: Roots & Culture (October 2017)

EXPLORE GUYANA

Educational tourism: OpWall Guyana (November 2017), pages 62-63

BBC AFRICA

Local Heroes: Unsung Women of Africa (January 2016), BBC Women of Africa

Ebola: Health tips for survivors (June 2015), BBC Ebola

Ebola: Key questions answered (June 2015), BBC Ebola

Ebola: Health tips for survivors (June 2015), BBC Ebola

BBC Ebola: Your stories of living with the outbreak (June 2015), BBC Ebola

THE GUARDIAN

How to make the homeless visible (July 2012)

ROYAL AFRICAN SOCIETY: WHAT’S ON AFRICA

Think Global, Act Local: How Ebola taught the world that change begins in the community: (March 2016)

Interview with Samba Gadjigo (November 2015), director of film ‘Sembene’ about the legendary Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, known as the father of African cinema.

NATAAL

Airbnb in Africa (November 2015): Airbnb makes its move on the growing African tourism market

The Groundnut (November 2015): London’s Afro-European food collective prepare to go global

ARISE

(Website and magazine since folded)

Flashback: 21 July 1969. Pan-African culture festival rocks Algiers

Land of my father, interview with actor Richard E Grant

Recipe for success, interview with top chef Marcus Samuelsson

Changemakers: Botswana, interviews with inspiring pioneers for change in Botswana

More articles on Africa for ARISE and other publications here

THE PAVEMENT

After life (November 2015), dealing with death while living on the streets

Interview: John Dolan (October 2014), Shoreditch street artist

A different kind of brew (December 2014), cafe for those fighting addiction

Interview: Boris Johnson (April 2008), mayoral candidate

Homeless man’s body stolen for WWII plot (February 2010)

Food Not Bombs (March 2010), Keith McHenry interview

More articles for The Pavement here

CHANNEL 4: ‘DON’T STOP THE MUSIC’ CAMPAIGN

Don’t Stop The Music (web editor and content writer)

Julian Lloyd Webber: “ALL children should have access to music” (December 2014)

House of Lords: “The arts are integral to education” (November 2014)

Trumpeter Alison Balsom: “Learning music is not a luxury” (October 2014)

VISIT LONDON

Pets in London Pubs, Cafes and Shops

Cosy Nooks To Go With a Book

A Quick Guide to London Beards

How To Find a Pop-up Restaurant In London

Six Things We Learned on the Eating London Food Tour

Where to See Live Music for Free in London

Charity Cafes in London

More blogs for Visit London here