A Generation Z graduate who tried out every letter of the alphabet before settling on W: Writer.
Initially, my ticket into creative fields came through my mom. As a painter and art psychotherapist, she encouraged me to engage with visual arts which soon evolved into my first stint in college. I specialised in illustration, fashion and was later introduced to architecture. Meanwhile, when I was working for a silversmith in the Scottish Highlands, a production studio came to my town and cast me in a minor role in an episode of Outlander. It was the first time I had ever been on a film/TV set and I was so inspired that I decided to study media at university. A few modelling jobs, film festival gigs and one 1st Class Honours Degree later, I graduated and have now entered the 'real world'.
I juggled the challenges of freelancing and worked as a travel writer and part-time critic until, for a brief time, I gave up. After a 6-month business placement in Toronto, 2 major events occurred. The first was that I became ill and joined my parents in Portugal for respite (and to avoid massive medical bills). The second was that, while in Portugal, I had a chance encounter with a former U.S government official who offered to pay for my research hours if I was willing to write a novel based on her story. Better still, her story is AMAZING and I am delighted for people to read it in September 2019!
If you have a story to share or one you would like to be written, I would love to hear from you.