I'm a Scot-Iraqi whose mum gave me my pasty white skin and whose dad gave me my name.
Growing up with an English teacher for a mum I developed a love for words and have spent the last decade working as a journalist and editor.
In 2010 my work took me to Abu Dhabi and The National, the premier English-language newspaper in the Middle East. Over 5+ years on the local news desk I worked my way up from senior health reporter to deputy editor, and I was also a regular contributor to The Review, the paper’s arts, culture, and politics section.
In 2016 I was hired as a senior editor at the Delma Institute, an Abu Dhabi-based think tank focusing on the political, security, economic, and social issues affecting the Middle East and North Africa.
However, in 2017, after seven years in the UAE, I decided I'd had enough sun for my liking and relocated to Copenhagen to work as a full-time freelancer.
As a writer my work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Cut, Kinfolk, Glamour, Oak the Nordic Journal, and The National.
Since June 2019, I've been working full-time at Kunde&Co as a copywriter, though I still do the odd bit of writing on the side.
My CV is available upon request.