I’m a freelance food writer, editor and cook living in the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne, Australia.
I spent my 20s living and teaching on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in the far north west of South Australia before returning to Adelaide to study cookery.
While working as a cook I learned so much about how a commercial kitchen operates and the addictive adrenaline rush of service time. I loved it, but I also loved a flexible lifestyle. So I combined my love for learning with my talent for writing and cooking into a career.
While I was raising our first child in 2013, I studied journalism, undertook a food writing course and began writing about anything, at any opportunity.
I began volunteering for a university blog while studying, which quickly evolved into writing about education and research for the University of South Australia, as well as education and boarding for Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia.
I have written for the Arabic International newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, The Murray Valley Standard, Coorong Realty and small businesses.
I have also managed websites, created newsletters and written media releases for individuals and not-for-profit organisations like Seeds of Affinity – Pathways for Women.
I also share recipes, tips and interviews with Australian home cooks from diverse cultural backgrounds on my Facebook page, Coloured Plates.
I am always open to discussing future collaborations and opportunities with publications, organisations and individuals – please get in touch with me here.