“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
― C.S Lewis
The majority of my childhood was spent barefoot on a sugarcane farm in Zululand, on the North-Eastern coast of South Africa, where a lack of satellite television, generous amounts of solitude, and a steady supply of Laura Ingalls Wilder novels grew in me a passionate love for the written word.
I majored in English, Media & Writing, and Print Production at the University of Cape Town, where I also received my BA Honours degree in Political Communication.
After graduating, I accepted a position as Features Assistant at GLAMOUR magazine, where over the course of a year I mastered the art of stopping random people on the street for quotes and cold-calling South African celebrities. On being promoted to Features Writer, my editorial range grew to include interviews with fashion designers, bestselling authors and a long list of incredibly inspiring women.
In January 2011, I took up the position of Communications Manager at Common Good, a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town. I oversaw all media for the organisation from public relations to copywriting, social media and fundraising campaign management. In 2014, I left Common Good to focus on my freelance career.
In 2015, I took a break from freelancing to focus on raising my son.
I live in Cape Town with my husband and two sons, and now limit my barefoot wanderings to the beach and my back garden.
Please feel free to get in touch with me to discuss a potential project.