My writing

I’ve had the opportunity and the need to share different ideas, learning, stories in recent years. Some of them are deeply personal; others have been global in their scope. Many of them are signposted below.

Want to work together? 

Want to chatting generally or exploring specifically how we could work together in any way? I am always keen to see how I can work with individuals or organisations dedicated to similar ideas around intentional, ethical, sustainable living.

Please do get in touch or send me an email at papiermachethoughts@gmail.com.

IN PRINT

Poem and essay in the edited collection, Words for a Dying World: Stories of Grief and Courage from the Global Church (due end 2020) 

How joining the lifeboat crew gave me a community – Richmond and Twickenham Times 

Three inspiring things about the RNLI’s international work – Richmond and Twickenham Times (republished online by Teddington Nub News)

I write for Clarity magazine, which aims to challenging perceptions and bringing truth into day-to-day life for students and twenties. I’ve written about marriage, moon cups, how to survive a five-hour commute, as well as an eco-friendly beauty column, Eve Essentials. A few Clarity blog highlights:

ONLINE

~ interviews ~

Joining a volunteer lifeboat crew in London fired my curiosity about the other women who crew lifeboats. So I’ve started interviewing women across the UK and Ireland. A mini-series was launched on the RNLI online magazine for International Women’s Day 2020. 

Meet:

~ lifestyle ~

When is enough, enough? – Threads

How David Attenborough changed my life – Tearfund

We need to savour what we want to save – Joy in Enough

A woman called Ruth taught me to be brave – Westminster Chapel

Why I no longer boycott Black Friday – WeAreTearfund

12 days of zero waste Christmas – WeAreTearfund

~ research and policy ~

As a researcher and social justice advocate, I have co-authored numerous papers on sustainable development, looking at both the international context and its place in higher education.  

Making Markets Work: The role of livestock markets in building the resilience of pastoralists against drought in Marsabit, Kenya – a joint Tearfund and Food for the Hungry paper

Pioneering Power: Transforming lives through off-grid renewable electricity in Africa and Asia – a joint Tearfund and Overseas Development Institute policy paper

The sky’s the limit for the circular economy – essay for Bright Blue policy blog

Bending the Curve: Best practice interventions for the circular economy in developing countries

Going full circle: Tackling resource reduction and inequality – a joint Tearfund and St Paul’s Institute paper

Social media and sustainable waste management; the University of Southampton journey

Replicating the UN global agreements process through the classroom and negotiation through social media

Global Consensus Is a Dream, but Twitter Is Real: Simulating a Sustainable Development Goals Summit Through Interdisciplinary Classroom Politics and Negotiation by Social Media

Institutional blackout: engaging staff and students in saving energy

Engaging students in sustainability: a view from across tertiary education 

See my ResearchGate profile.