I was born and raised in London, UK, to a Mauritian-Creole family. I spent much of my early childhood on the island and learned to speak both English and Creole simultaneously until English became my main tongue when starting school, although I remember much of my blood language today. Language and storytelling have always been special to me, and at the age of ten, I realised that I was a writer and would devote my future to the craft.
I wrote my first ‘novel’ at thirteen years old, but it was a work experience placement I undertook at The Folio Society during my final school year (thanks to my very supportive Business Studies teacher and his publishing contacts!) where I was introduced to the wider literary world and fell in love even deeper. I endeavoured to teach myself as much as I could about books and publishing over the following years until I was ready to attend university, graduating with a BA Honours in Creative Writing at London Metropolitan.
Aside from writing, the other great love of my life is travelling the world; I have been to thirty-five countries across five continents so far. I have an innate passion for culture, language, humanity and art, which have inspired my practices greatly. During my travels I volunteered as a Teacher's Assistant at a Navajo elementary school in Arizona, USA, where I was granted permission to facilitate a story group for the second grade; this was one of the most fulfilling teaching and cultural experiences of my life that I still cherish and think about today.
In 2013, I created The Heart of Writing Meetup group and facilitated writing workshops in London that focused on using inspirational techniques, sensory prompts and trips to art galleries to generate pieces of writing that would develop natural strengths, uniqueness and confidence. In 2014, I was accepted onto the Almasi League Residency for BAME London Writers with Courttia Newland, where I met Ellah Wakatama Allfrey OBE, who published my short story, "Layla and the Axe" in "Flamingo Land and Other Stories". It was during that year with Almasi I signed with my literary agent, Elise Dillsworth, and wrote my short story collection, "The Other World, It Whispers", which was picked up by Salt Publishing and released in paperback in November 2016.
Since then I have published short works in five anthologies, written and aired two short stories for BBC Radio 4, and a non-fiction piece for BBC Radio 3. I have also written non-fiction articles based on wellbeing topics for platforms such as The Numinous and Otherness, as I have trained in several alternative therapies and healing modalities.
I have been living in Portland, Oregon since 2020 with my husband, where I teach Creative Writing through workshops with IPRC and the art galleries, Well-Well Project and Carnation Contemporary. I also mentor aspiring writers through 1:1 sessions in person and via Zoom. I am currently finishing up a novel, working on other works of fiction and developing a memoir. In my spare time I play with film photography, read, practice art, self-study anything that inspires me and binge documentaries particularly about art, history and travel.