I was born in London, of Polish, Lithuanian and Romanian descent. When I was little, I started to write. My prose is often experimental, exploring fragmentation and strangeness, and how language can be used to unify or drive apart. You can hear me talking about my work here
and read an interview with me here
Breathe: Stories from Cuba
is my debut collection, and originates in the time I spent in Havana and the Pinar del Río province of Cuba. I visit the island regularly, and am working with writers there to develop a Spanish/English flash
fiction and poetry broadsheet. Breathe is out later this year with Flipped Eye.
In 2008, I led the Jaffa Photography Project, with Arab-Jewish collective Sdaka Reut: we used word and image to bring together Arab and Jewish teenagers in workshops exploring their relationship to each other and to the land they both call home.
I am director of Voice of Freedom, a project with formerly trafficked women, in partnership with the charity PhotoVoice. Voice of Freedom enables women who have escaped their captors, and sometimes given evidence against them, to use text and photography to talk about their lives. You can read an interview with me about the project at Huck Magazine
, and hear me talking about it on Resonance FM here