For as long as I can remember, I would write things. I would write my dreams, my recollections, my political views. Everything I thought of, I would write down. I thought writing made everyone feel like it made me feel: free.
My interest in international issues and a vision of a world connected through our humanity and compassion brought me to study international development and relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. Immediately, I developed a particular interest in gender and human rights. I went on to study Transnational Communications and Global Media at Golsdmiths (London), as I wanted to merge communication with development work. I then moved to Kenya for two years where I worked in a United Nations agency. I then returned to Europe where I worked for Amnesty International, Oxfam and Results UK. Although I loved the work , I wanted to tell the world about the stories I came across and the people I met . I wanted to write.
Working for United Nations as well as NGOs including Amnesty International and Oxfam has given me an insight to the world I now write about.
My words are in Devex, The Guardian, Vice, Medium, Women in the world and Al Jazeera.
I am Managing Editor of Words in the Bucket. A platform for local perspectives and informed views, giving a voice to academics, researchers, concerned citizens, human rights activists and experts.