I tell stories to make human and urgent issues of injustice and exploitation. I write about cooking, food and how we eat, too!
As a journalist, author and campaigner this has taken me all over the world, working in areas from international conflict, poverty and development to climate change and food culture. I’ve also worked for Oxfam and for the online campaigning organisation Avaaz. I’ve had published books about the impact of meat on the planet, and about cruelty and abuse in boarding schools.
My current book project looks at slavery in the Caribbean from the perspective of the Scots who got wealthy from it, and asks what impact that has in both societies today. (Photo credit: Caroline Irby)