If I had a middle name, it would be ‘extra-curricular’. Here’s how I’ve been paying it forward.

MAR 23
Delighted to be joining the lineup of judges at this year’s Creative Circle Awards - a body I’ve long admired for their showcasing of great ideas, and investment in younger talent.

DEC 22
Ran a workshop on presentation skills and pitching, to help the latest Create Jobs cohort showcase their films to Swim Dem crew.
NOV 22
Co-chair of the SheSays London Cost of Care panel, focusing on the juggle (and struggle) of having caring responsibilities while working in the creative industries.
NOV 22
Chaired the ‘Fierce Women’panel in collab with SheSays x Cluster Contemporary, held at the OXO Tower. A brilliant evening of discussion around female rage and its power to transform at work and in the world.
Spoke to the What Is This Behaviour? podcast crew on a special episode reflecting on the making of the WITB 101 and its brilliant launch.
AUG 22
Revealed as Editor for a very special collab - the inaugural What Is This Behaviour 101 -  spotlighting South Asian creative talent across the globe. Browse and download at the full 101 to read my Editor’s Note!
MAY 22
Joining the wonderful Livity as a mentor for their In Future List programme, supporting ‘exceptional young people using their platforms, creativity and talent to predict and shape a better future.’
APR 22
Judging this year’s copywriting entries for the Audible brief, as part of the esteemed D&AD New Blood jury.
MAR 22
Recognised as one of The Dots 100 Rising Stars who are ‘transforming the industry’ (and nominated by none other my former ad school mentor Vikki Ross!) 
FEB 22
Taking on the mantle of joint President for the London chapter of SheSays, a global community for women in the creative industries.
Joined Create Jobs’ Future Creative Content Now cohort to run workshops on copywriting and pitching their ideas.
NOV 20
Featured in POCC’s ‘Generations Of Greatness’ campaign, ‘celebrating black and brown individuals through the lens of generations that preceded them.’
OCT 20
Selected to join the Google RARE Accelerator, as one of 36 ‘underrepresented future creative leaders who wish to fundamentally change the creative industries for the better.’
AUG 20
Wrote a personal think piece for the Pitch Fanzine Storyletter, on the ‘right’ way to respond to racist micro-aggressions.
OCT 19
Spoke on the ‘Creative Industries’ panel at City University, alongside the lovely Layla from Cassava Republic. Wonderful to be speaking to a room of almost entirely young women considering a creative career.
OCT 19
Featured in Campaign ‘Faces To Watch’, whose ‘attention to craft and authenticity of voice shines through.’
MAY 19
Featured in Creative Equals ‘Future Leaders 30’ for ‘standout work from an authentic point of view’.
APR 19
Ran a Create Jobs skills session on storytelling and how young creatives can talk about unique value. Hosted at the beautiful Photographer’s Gallery off Oxford Street.
MAR 19
Wrote a piece for the A New Direction blog, talking about my recent mentoring experience with the Meet A Mentor programme. TL;DR - it was the most rewarding thing I never planned to do!
MAY 18
Ran a creative advertising workshop for primary school students in Hackney, as part of Pitch Futures - a brilliant community initiative to inspire and educate future creative talent.


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