I am not going to write this in the third person.
I am a writer and editor living in Sydney. I am the opinion editor of Guardian Australia and author of the novel The Way Things Should Be (Echo 2017). My upcoming book of essays on the misery of millennials in their 30s, Trivial Grievances, is out in July through HarperCollins. I promise it is quite funny and not really grim at all.
I began my career as a cadet journalist on the Gold Coast Bulletin where I reported on police rounds, local politics and various other issues for four years before moving to the Brisbane Times where I reported on state politics, crime and council.
I was part of the launch team of Guardian Australia in 2013 where I have worked as a general news reporter, a journalist in the federal press gallery and as assistant news editor. I have written commentary on politics, feminism and social affairs; features; profiles and live blogs. I hosted a live show for the Guardian called Quarter Time which was a mish mash of politics, current affairs and quiz segments.
I have been a regular panelist on ABC’s The Drum, Sydney local radio and Triple J and was semi-regularly on stage at Giant Dwarf at various live shows. In 2019 I hosted a one-off special of The Drum on parenting across generations. I have appeared at Canberra, Brisbane and Sydney Writers’ Festivals multiple times as a panel moderator, guest author and workshop host. In 2019 my novel was launched in the United Kingdom as My Not So Functional Family.
At my peak, my shorthand was 120 words per minutes.
I have a Walkley in my house, but it does not have my name on it.