About Me

I am a passionate and dedicated writer with a profound understanding of how to effectively translate rather inaccessible information and news into engaging discussions for younger and disenfranchised audiences. Graduating from the University of Leeds with a 2:1 BA (Hons) English Literature (INT) degree in the summer of 2020, I have continued my creative work through personal photography projects and pursuing opportunities as a freelance journalist.

Leeds' Lippy Magazine gave me a great start as a writer at University, publishing a number of online and print articles throughout the course of my degree and advancing to become an Affairs and Opinions section editor in my final year. Graduating to publish and work with magazines, The Release and Only A Northern One, I have reviewed television releases, interviewed a band for a feature, as well as received a press pass to Sydney's Persian Film Festival in exchange for a review.  

Living abroad in Sydney for a year as part of my degree program, I was able to expand my knowledge and journalistic skills by taking a course in 'Reviewing the Arts'. Learning from industry professionals and by playing around with different creative forms of writing, new audiences, and foreign genres, I have cultivated a truly diverse and imaginative style of my own. 

I have also explored the world of copywriting, working for Plum Guide, a luxury holiday homes website, on developing their property pages. From this to Sales and Marketing Assistant at The Edge, University of Leeds, I am now familiar with platforms such as WordPress and Sprout Social, publishing blogs and website pages, running social media accounts and reporting on engagement. 

Currently a Staff Writer for Beau Monde Media, I am now very excited to be combining my love for travel with my other, for creative writing.  Since living in Australia, I have travelled to New Zealand, Bali, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and even more, fuelling me with a passion to share this gift of exploring new worlds and cultures by putting pen to paper, or my fingers to a keyboard. 

Lily x

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