I'm a facilitator, researcher, and storyteller, interested in how we make futures that are better for everyone.

I facilitate as part of fractals co-op, a worker's co-op that helps people to make small changes that shift big things. We work with organisations and individuals trying to make radical social change and help them to get unstuck. My facilitation practice is grounded in anti-oppressive practice, transformative justice, speculative design and systems change. I want to help people change the systems they know for the better.

I recently completed a PhD at Newcastle University, "Designing for an affective politics of possibility: Making futures that transcend capitalist realism in the ‘post’-austerity children’s social care system". My research was about working with young people who are perceived to be vulnerable and the workers that support them, understanding what their experience of care 'after' austerity, then seeing how design methods could help change those experiences. I developed a methodology called "speculative praxis", built around emergent strategy, speculative design, and futures research. Speculative praxis helps people to imagine and build new futures.

I'm a writer and poet, exploring stories and experiences about working class and queer identity, shame and trauma, desire, and haunting. From 2020-2024, I co-ran EXIT Press, a small press dedicated to weird, hauntological, lost, nostalgic, and stagnant things. We published four editions of "LOST FUTURES", a zine about worlds that could have been, should have been, or weren't. We published the work of 65 amazing writers and artists and helped to grow the space for mourning the futures we haven't yet let go of.

I'm currently writing "Festering", a queer horror novel about growing up working-class in a small town, hating it, hating that you hate it, and being forced to go back there and see what's changed in your absence. I will soon be looking to publish my debut poetry collection, "House of Mirrors", a poetry collection that explores our relationships to home, the self and the body, and intergenerational trauma.