Photography:  Tristan Bejawn

Photography: Tristan Bejawn

Writing and Journalism

I apply my interest in culture, social justice and philosophy to writing about charities, urban community, multiculturalism, underground music and issues affecting young people in London.

My writing about has been featured in a wide range of publications including The Guardian, The Independent, New Statesman BBC, GQ, Pitchfork, Noisey and i-D. I have an online column for British GQ called All City, in which I report on youth culture and social politics in London.

I’m writing a nonfiction book about the rise of youth violence in London between 2015-2019, which will be published by Viking UK (Penguin Random House). I am represented by Matthew Turner at Rogers, Coleridge & White.

Check out my writing portfolio to see more of my work.

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Youth Work

My youth- and community-work experience lies in delivering transformative programmes for young people in schools, youth clubs, community centres and prisons. I have worked for organisations including The Access Project, The Advocacy Academy, Spark Inside, Spiral, Franklin Scholars and Young Urban Arts Foundation.

I am founder and coordinator of Hero’s Journey, a group discussion and mentoring programme for teenage boys delivered at Marcus Lipton Community Centre in Brixton since September 2015.

Check out my youth work experience.


Narrative Non-Fiction Writing Short Course (March 2017), City University

MSc Political Theory (September 2015), London School of Economics and Political Science

BSc Economics and Politics (July 2013), University of Bristol

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