Work: Freelance writer, Guardian food columnist and political commentator, freelance work includes the Daily Mirror, Independent, I, Observer Food Monthly, and Waitrose Kitchen magazine.
Campaigner: Anti-poverty campaigner for Oxfam; ambassador for Child Poverty Action Group, fundraiser for Oxfam through the annual Live Below The Line challenge, and fundraiser for Southend YMCA through the annual Sleep Easy challenge. Spoken at Conservative Party conference and Labour Party conference on poverty, food banks, and the impact of the welfare cuts. Attended the G8 summit in Lough Erne, Enniskillen, in 2013 as part of the Enough Food If campaign. Can often be found on marches and wielding petitions.
Awards: Winner: Diamond Jubilee Community Champion Award, Southend on Sea Borough Council, 2012. Winner: Judges Choice Award, Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards, 2013. Short listed: Maverick Award, The Groucho Club Soho, 2013 Winner: Courage & Inspiration Award, YMCA Youth Matters Awards, 2013.
A Girl Called Jack, published by Penguin Books, RRP £12.99. Release date: 27th February 2013. Available to order online at Waterstones, and The Hive (will deliver to your local independent book shop!)