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, after almost a decade back in the UAE, I decided I'd had enough sun for my liking and relocated to Copenhagen to work as a full-time freelancer. Over the years my work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Cut, Kinfolk, Glamour, Oak the Nordic Journal, and The National.
Since May 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.