I’m a working-class Irish/Manc writer living in rural Shropshire. I'm disabled and neurodiverse. All my work explores women’s lives and/or working-class experience. I find women’s experience ceaselessly fascinating, especially non-conforming women and outsiders. I also work as a hypnotherapist and therapeutic writing facilitator with adult surviours of dysfunctional childhoods to help them tell their hidden stories.
Currently, I’m writing a semi-autobiographical TV dramady THE LITTLE GOLD DOOR STORYTELLING CLUB.
I’m in development with my original drama REFUGE with Dancing Ledge Productions and the BBC.
In 2022 I was selected for The BBC Northern Voices Scheme
to develop my original TV dramady THE KING OF CONS – a story about drag kings, footballers and fake kidnappings.
The same year I was selected for the DYSPLA Writer’s Residency
with my comedy VENUS IN 13.
Later the same year I was commissioned to develop my surreal project C.L.A.W into an experimental volumetrically captured film, funded by Earls Court Film Festival.
In 2022 I also completed a Screenskills mentorship in documentary filmmaking with the massively talented mentor Maria Hasse Coelho.
In 2021 I was selected for the Dancing Ledge and ITV New Talent Mentoring Scheme and developed a new original drama with my mentor Paula Milne (THE POLITICIAN’S WIFE / THE VIRGIN QUEEN).
The same year I was also selected for a BAFTA mentorship with Lisa McGee (DERRY GIRLS).
In 2019 I won the BBC’s Alfred Bradley Award with my radio drama WAKING BEAUTY which you can listen to HERE!
I was also selected for the BFI/Film Hub North Development Scheme
to work on my TV comedy THE GREAT BRITISH VAMPIRE PAGEANT.
The same year I was longlisted for the Thousand Films Screenwriting Competition with my TV comedy BELLA IN THE AFTERNOON.
2019 also saw me longlisted for The Old Vic 12 with my urban fairy-tale stage-play WHEN I WAS A TROLL based on my experiences of the joy-riding girl gangs in 90’s Manchester.
I was also selected for a Raising Films Writer’s Residency and The Royal Exchange Theatre’s Disabled Directors Scheme.
In 2018 I was selected for the STAGE ONE’S “Bridging the Gap” scheme which aimed at bringing more working class theatre producers into commercial theatre production.
In 2017 I won The New Writing North and C4 TV drama writing award with my original drama BELOW and left Salford University with a post-grad cert in TV and Radio scriptwriting.
I was also selected for the Raising Films Development Scheme “CLOSR17” and developed the short film THE GIRL WHO DRESSED AS A BEAR – a story about finding your tribe in the most unlikely of places. That was later published in Hashtag Queer vol 1.