I realised the other day that I've been saying, "At the end of this month, things will quieten down" since about November. Well, that hasn't happened, which is actually great news in the world of a freelancer. Less great news for that ceramics class voucher I still haven't used.
I haven't had time to upload everything, so here's a little snapshot of my latest projects - and there are some very exciting things currently in the works. My notebooks are bursting at the seams. Expect donkeys, knitting, and glitter - not necessarily together.
The Forgotten Women of West Papua for The Conversationalist.
This is a very much ignored crisis, and I wanted to understand what was happening through the eyes of Indigenous women who are impacted. This is a really bleak story, so take a moment before reading.
Bettie Johnson-Mbayo: The Courage to Keep Exposing Corruption for Women in Journalism.
The team overseeing the Journalists Under Threat project asked me to interview Liberian investigative journalist Bettie Johnson-Mbayo, and I'm so glad they did. What an inspiring journalist.
The Surprising Communities Thriving in the Time of War for Mother Jones.
I spoke with some wonderful people from an eco-village network in Ukraine who are hosting people displaced by war.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: The Southern Right Whales' Song of Hope for The Natural History Museum.
When the Natural History Museum asked me to write about whales, I was delighted. And yes, of course I speak whale.
There's loads of new stuff from me in TOPIA's new season, The Egg. I embody a red kite, speak to Afghanistan's first female tour guide, and do a deep dive into The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Standard.