I'm a producer and writer, with seven+ years in media and branded content. I strive to tell fresh stories through compelling words and visuals, particularly from a health and lifestyle perspective.
We’ve all been there. You’ve just given your life and soul to your workout and you come out looking like you’ve just swum backwards through a swamp. Your face is red, you’re blinking through the sweat, your hair is flat to your head and you have to run to a meeting which is commencing, erm, right now.
Gone are the days where there was only one brand of decent gluten-free pasta, which would inevitably stick to the bottom of the pan in one big non-gluten chunk of sludge. Now the shelves are absolutely bursting with gluten-free pasta options – the colours, shapes and sizes on offer are quite frankly, overwhelming.
Red lentil flour, quinoa flour, green pea, brown rice and buckwheat options are all on offer in every shape under the sun.
It seems everyone has some sort of intolerance these days, be it gluten, dairy, soya or sesame seeds. And while the shift towards more awareness of gut health is extremely positive, it’s easy to forget the crippling and life threatening consequences of the most severe allergies. Many allergies will not result in just discomfort, but rather a potentially life threatening reaction.
When you flick through a recipe book, there are often brightly coloured photos of food, with texture and zing bursting off the pages. The pictures are designed to make you think, "I want to eat that", but what if those photos do the exact opposite? That was the challenge Ian Taverner faced when he was diagnosed with a chronic illness.
When Ian turned to his cookbooks while managing fibromyalgia, he found the timings unachievable and the expectation of the photos overwhelming.
Flicking through the reams of bikini-clad models on the most popular fast fashion websites, there is always one stark difference between the model and me...
Earlier this month, a man who did not want to live with a stoma died after a judge ruled life-support treatment could end. His story caused an outpouring of shock amongst the stoma community and prompted the question - is there enough mental health support for those facing surgery?
Intense and overwhelming emotions, 'so agonising, it feels like being electrocuted'. This is how Rosie describes life with borderline personality disorder.
BPD is extremely complex to diagnose and is recognised as one of the most stigmatised mental health diagnoses' out there.
Whilst NICE state that 'people with BPD use mental health services at higher rates than people from other mental health diagnostic groups', accessing a long-term treatment plan for BPD can be a lengthy wait.
Business has boomed for parcel courier DPD during lockdown.
However, a group of 76 former drivers are taking the company to court to fight for employment rights.
Ruth Lane, whose husband Don Lane died in 2018 and Alistair Mcleary, whose contract was terminated in 2018, share their stories.
DPD strongly refute many of their claims and now offer a new type of contract with more rights, but say most drivers choose the self-employed franchise contracts.
New research has revealed that over 500,000 people across the UK now have inflammatory bowel disease, which is a significant increase on previous studies.
It’s a chronic autoimmune condition which can require lifelong treatment. It’s also invisible.
Bryony Hopkins has lived with Crohn’s Disease since she was a child. In this film she meets others living with IBD, including Anthony Andrews who is being admitted into hospital for a life-changing operation and reality TV star Louise Thompson.
Coronavirus: Domestic abuse - ‘You’re with each other 24/7'
During the first three weeks of lockdown, 16 women and children died at the hands of men - the highest in 11 years. And the Domestic Abuse Helpline took more than 40,000 calls during the first three months.
On 24 March we were all given one message - stay at home. But what if home is the most dangerous place you can be?
This film discovers the reality of domestic abuse when you are confined to your home.