The daughter of missionaries, I grew up in 1980s Bangkok, the Malaysian jungle and the tea hills of southern India, before returning to Scotland to complete my education. At seventeen, I moved to London to study Religion, History and Thai at the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Some of the writers who have influenced me are Marilynne Robinson, Marguerite Duras, Anne Carson, Graham Greene, Arundhati Roy and Franz Kafka.
I love to step into the unknown and discover, whether that be in writing or being on stage. I regularly perform solo improvisation, fusing language, imagination, movement and the moment.
My movement training comes from a decade of Japanese martial arts and my performance influences include butoh artist Kazuo Ohno, choreographer Pina Bausch and Alice Oswald’s recitations.
I am a visiting lecturer on the Royal Holloway Creative Writing MA and Lecturer in Improvisation at London Contemporary Dance School. I live at the top of a vicarage in East London.