I am a multi-award-winning and multilingual journalist from London, UK. As Senior News Reporter at VICE World News, I cover everything from the global creator economy to misinformation, health and sex, and all the good stuff in between that’s going on in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Until August 2021, I was a visual journalist for the BBC World Service where I reported on religion and digital culture across radio, television and online. I broke stories emerging on social media, such as Beirut’s miracle altar, as well as uncovered the Trump campaign’s TikTok activity during the US election (while he was busy telling voters he was trying to ban it) and the misuse of political ads on there, in which my investigation saw the removal of several videos in which TikTokkers had been paid to make anti-Trump content.
My self-produced video and radio documentaries for the BBC brought thousands of new listeners to the network, including my personal story around consumer DNA tests with my dad which was one of the most-listened-to World Service docs online last year. I have self-produced documentaries about abortion and Catholicism in Malta, female reciters of the Qur’an, online religious discrimination and Brooklyn’s Instagram witches, the BBC’s first ever Instagram-first documentary. I have presented across television and radio, including BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live and the BBC World Service’s The Cultural Frontline programme, and was shortlisted for Debut Presenter of the Year lately at the Edinburgh TV Festival’s New Voice Awards for my first television documentary, America’s TikTok Election.
My work has been commended in the House of Lords as a good example of journalism innovation, and I won a Webby for running BBC Culture’s social media accounts in my first year in the industry. In 2020, I was selected as a MHPC’s #30ToWatch Young Journalist Award Winner in Culture, Entertainment and Lifestyle, an Edinburgh TV Festival #OnesToWatch and a ‘Voice of Change’ by TikTok, who listed me as one of their top 100 UK creators. In 2021, I was selected as a member of the inaugural TikTok Creator Council.
I speak regularly in talks and panels about social media and digital culture – follow me on Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with my latest projects. My first book, Losing It, is about dispelling the cultural myths we inherit about sex, and will be published in January 2022 by Harper Collins.