I am an Australian journalist from Walgett, rural Australia currently based in Yangon, Myanmar.
I work with the Burmese independent broadcaster Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) aswell as freelancing for a range of publications.
My current work focuses on development in the country. I’m passionate about raising the voices of women, refugees and listening to those who were ignored or silenced under the previous successive military regimes. My work often investigates the abuses ethnic minorities and marginalised populations face as they rebuild their identity after years of isolation and neglect. I’m currently focusing on women’s stories in Kachin and Chin State as they struggle to gain equal rights in the country and access to healthcare and education.
My articles and multimedia projects have also been published on platforms such as the Guardian, Al Jazeera, NPR, News Deeply, ABC, ZINC and The Diplomat.
When I'm not working behind a camera or with a pen in hand I love to travel -- stagleaping into new territory or sharing a yarn with farmers and trekking. In 2017 I was awarded a grant from National Geographic as one of their Young Explorers to continue my stories reporting in Kachin State, in the north of Myanmar.
Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to commission a story.