On this site I (sporadically) make podcasts and blogs – the rest of the time I am a communications advisor for activists. 

Here are some examples of my work and ways to be in touch.

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I led an advocacy strategy for a campaign to revolutionise learning in the 21st century. 
I created content (podcasts, interactive articles, etc) and organised lobbying which influenced policy at the UN, EU and in Silicon Valley.

I helped policy staff from an alliance of NGOs to use lego, improv, and cartoons to find more persuasive ways to talk about sexual rights in emergencies. Then I turned it into an online messaging kit for their colleagues.

I trained a group of sexual rights activists from Honduras to Nepal in using storytelling for advocacy.
We then co-created a guide where their voices narrated how they used the techniques for real in their campaigns.

I supported 19 young women from across southern Africa to tell their story as they created a regional strategy for women’s power with Oxfam. I provided comms coaching for four months and at workshops in Malawi & South Africa

I  facilitated British Council staff in Khartoum to identify audiences, come up with creative ideas, and publish a ‘Pocket Strategy’ to celebrate a new era for the Sudanese people (in under 12 hours).

I created interactive comms webinars for consumer rights groups from four continents. We created content on the spot, then created a theme for taking back their cultures of sharing from unsustainable mass consumerism.

I lived in Lebanon for four months: learning Arabic; writing speeches for the UNDP director on refugees and torture; and giving comms training to Lebanese activists campaigning for domestic workers’ rights.

I am training for a graphic design diploma in Amsterdam. In my first year I have learnt about illustration, layout, fonts, colour theory, photography, and use of Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator and Lightroom. 

I have delivered crisis communications training for multiple NGOs including the Mines Advisory Group. I have myself led crisis comms for situations from volunteer fatalities to government crack-downs on civil society.

I helped young activists prepare for events so they could avoid being used as photo ops: from the UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit to TV interviews. I have replicated this training for activists from 15 countries.

I set up and managed an NGO’s first comms team across eight countries. I led a change of strategy so communications were youth-led: volunteer-led ‘hackathons’ at Google; youth as spokespeople; and ‘Mobile Journalism’ from Delhi slums.

First as a PR consultant and then in-house, I have delivered 100+ mainstream media stories across four continents: from front-page exposés to primetime TV to a global launch with media coverage in Nepal, UK, USA, and Uganda.

 
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