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I am a talented writer with experience in a variety of fields. I have been involved in journalism since I was teenager and writing is my passion. I have a huge wealth of experience and have reported on many different subjects in a variety of styles.

I started my journalism career in local newspapers before transitioning to writing and producing for a global audience during my time at the BBC. I have authored many creative pieces, worked overseas, and have taken on many beats and specialisms.

Called the wrong name at work? Awkward...

When a colleague told me my name autocorrected to Dorito and they were seconds away from calling me a tortilla…

PHOTO CREDIT: BBC.COM
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International Women's Day: Illustrating the Covid-19 pandemic

There's barely any country in the world that hasn't been touched by the coronavirus pandemic and its aftershocks.

PHOTO CREDIT: DR RADHIKA PATNALA/SCI ILLUSTRATE/BBC
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The 'brown girls' out to conquer instagram

There's a sisterhood emerging on Instagram and it's one made up of young women from around the globe who proudly identify as "brown girls" - but who are they and what is it that they want?

PHOTO CREDIT: SANJANA NAGESH
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How to become an ‘elastic thinker’ and problem solver

Why your mind should be like a rubber band. Every day at the Alliance Rubber Company’s factory in Hot Springs…

PHOTO CREDIT: KINDEL MEDIA
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A moment that changed me: I grew my leg hair – and found my self-confidence

Over the years I spent thousands of pounds and endured painful procedures trying to adhere to conventional beauty standards. But shielding in the pandemic allowed me to..

PHOTO CREDIT: DHRUTI SHAH
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The place where dead eagles are given a new life

“The eagle is America’s national bird but when these revered creatures die, who takes care to ensure they end up in the right hands?

PHOTO CREDIT: BBC.COM
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'Somebody answered my dead brother's number'

When a loved one dies, it is often hard to let go and many people try to maintain a connection any way they can. For some, it can be by visiting a grave, posting on a Facebook memorial page or even texting them.

PHOTO CREDIT: DANIELLE DUMMER
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Arab Spring: 'It was the first time I felt I belonged'

It has been a year like no other for those living in the countries involved in the Arab Spring. Sparked by the death of a fruit…

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Five animals to spot in a post-Covid financial jungle

As the world moves towards a post-Covid era, economic recovery has become the top priority for governments and businesses alike, and what has become clear is financial literacy and education has become a necessity.

PHOTO CREDIT: DOMINIC BAILEY
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Other articles I have written...

The Guardian: A moment that changed me: I grew my leg hair - and found my self-confidence

BBC Business: Boom time for dog walkers, sitters and trainers

BBC News: Molesey Lock: Lightning-strike selfie lands siblings in hospital

BBC Business: Five animals to spot in a post-Covid financial jungle

BBC Science: International Women’s Day: Illustrating the Covid-19 pandemic

BBC US election: US election: Are older Trump voters sticking with him?

BBC Business: Rishi Sunak’s ‘Kickstart’ jobs scheme: Back to the future?

BBC Business: ‘I just designed a destruction of a life’

BBC News: Coronavirus: ‘I’m out of hospital, but I have to remember to breathe’

BBC News: Coronavirus: The volunteers feeding the NHS

BBC News: Coronavirus: ‘I’ve had to cancel my wedding’

BBC Health: Nurse’s request for premature baby sleeves is viral hit

BBC America: ‘My boyfriend dumped me but how do I tell my cat?’

BBC America: Does the US have a problem with topless women?

BBC America: Mississippi mum and dad graduate on same day just before son

BBC America: What we can all learn from this deathbed photo

BBC America: Ending stigma and shame over sanitary pads

BBC America: US women upset by random baby congratulations cards

BBC America: Inside America’s Aladdin’s cave of dead animals

BBC Canada: This gran picked up road kill to create the perfect armchair

BBC America: Why this woman hates to hear about the ‘big bad wolf’

BBC America: What can these caps tell us about children and race

BBC America: ‘Somebody answered my dead brother’s number’

BBC America: Snopes: How do you survive 25 years debunking fake news?

BBC America: Yak loose in Virginia after escaping transport to the butchers

BBC America: Bridal party delivers aid to Hurricane Dorian-hit Bahamas

BBC America: Virginia couples challenge laws requiring them to declare their race

BBC UK: The love letters returned after 70 years thanks to Facebook romantics

BBC Trending: Are you in your 30s and facing ‘the swerve’?

BBC America: ‘If you want unsolicited advice, get pregnant’

BBC World: Chinese vlogger who used filter to look younger caught in live-stream glitch

BBC Science: What’s a ‘Science Princess’ doing in an ice field in Alaska?

BBC US: Cartoon scavenger hunts brighten Portland

BBC Trending: Iran police arrest 30 at private yoga class

BBC Trending: Tesla ‘hires’ witty museum tweeter

BBC Trending: TFBoys: Wang Yuan sorry over illegal smoking

BBC Health: ADHD: ‘The web comics that show what my life is like’

BBC Business: Holiday fraud: ‘How we were caught out’

BBC Business: How a bookshop wolf handles awkward customers

BBC Business: The real-life Marie Kondos who will come to your home

BBC Business: AI and spices: Would you put cumin on a pizza?

BBC Innovators: The female pilot teaching African women to fly

BBC News: An A-Z guide to Business Beasts

How did my cheap shoes lead to peace?

BBC Business: Is a peace scholarship worth pursuing?

BBC Business: Just the job: when interviews go wrong

BBC Business: Sending a postcard from Timbuktu – without leaving home

BBC Entertainment: David Bowie: Your tributes to the Star man

BBC Business: Fat Cat Tuesday: The pawful truth

BBC World: Migrant crisis: ‘I want to go to Germany’

BBC World: China’s one child policy: Your stories

BBC World: Your Wolf Encounters

BBC World: Desi beats: Giving Indian aunties a pop art twist

BBC UGC: Charles Kennedy and I: Your memories

BBC UGC: Fifa crisis: Football fans’ reactions

BBC UGC: Palmyra in pictures: A Syrian site under threat

BBC Democracy Day: A Week in Protests

BBC Social News: You Draw the News 2014

BBC News: As it happened: Obama addresses nation on fight against IS

BBC Entertainment: Novel ambition: Can a one-day course get you a book deal?

BBC Health: Shenley Hospital: Life Under Observation (winner of BBC Newsroom original journalism competition)

BBC Health: Compassionate care: Nurse stories

BBC History: How Royal births have been announced

BBC History: Culture wars: why attack history

BBC History: Prince Albert's cultural legacy: Albertopolis

BBC Business: Young workers: ‘Never forget your dreams’

BBC UGC: London Metropolitan University: Overseas students react

BBC UGC: Lightning strike survivor: we thought we were on fire

BBC UGC: London 2012 celebrations around the globe

BBC UGC: Eurozone crisis: Global reactions

BBC Science: Mammoths’ extinction not due to inbreeding, study finds

BBC News: Antarctic mission: Who was Captain Lawrence Oates?

BBC UGC: Japan quake: ‘I’m not worried about the radiation’

BBC UGC: Dementia care: Your stories

BBC UGC: Greece referendum twists: Your stories

BBC UGC: Kenya’s Mau Mau uprising: Your stories

BBC UGC: Ivory Coast crisis: ‘Gunfire all the time in Abidjan’

BBC UGC: Libya unrest: voices from Misrata

BBC UGC: How music-buying habits have changed

BBC Magazine: Is the UK uniquely bad at coping with snow?

BBC News: UK cyber security plans ‘essential for strong defence’

BBC News: Families torn over reliving 7/7 horrors at inquest

BBC News: Oxfordshire town sees human waste used to heat homes

BBC News: CCTV site Internet Eyes hopes to help catch criminals

BBC News: Hyde Park sees protest and praise expressed for Pope

BBC News: Pope visit: Crowd’s reaction to Twickenham Big Assembly

BBC News: World War II horrors faced by ‘forgotten army’ in Asia

BBC News: Growing up with guns and knives

BBC News: Searching for an abducted child

BBC News: German victory over England does not impress sunbathers

BBC News: BA seat policy made man ‘feel like a child molester’

BBC News: BA compensates man ‘humiliated’ over child seat policy

BBC News: Councils face where the deep budget cuts must fall

BBC News: Recycling rewards on offer in Windsor and Maidenhead

BBC News: Bletchley Park archive to go online

BBC UK: Jimmy Mizen’s family try to build peace from his murder

BBC Magazine: Will we switch to gas made from human waste

BBC UK: Heathrow skies silenced by Iceland volcanic ash cloud

BBC World (Live Page): As it happened: Moscow Metro bombings

BBC News: Long wait for dream career in the Metropolitan Police

BBC News: ‘Jigsaw man’ butchered by lodger who wanted his life

BBC News: Earthquake in Haiti brings UK community together

BBC News: Mexico’s ‘giant underwater museum’

BBC News: Lexicographers prefer a mankini

BBC Panorama: The fight for the right to object

BBC Magazine: Missing…from afar

BBC News: Council to build houses of straw

BBC News: Go-ahead for new Heathrow expansion

BBC Magazine: In the lap of the council

BBC Magazine: How are estate agents surviving?

BBC News: Fewest UK bricks made since 1940s

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat: Warnings about bad body piercing

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat: School sex clinics prove popular

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat: Setting up lapdancing clubs ‘is easy’

The Guardian: The chapati’s over…

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