flick_2014_04I’m a speech writer by trade, but sometimes I need a space for my own thoughts and opinions. I’m a Londoner, living in San Francisco, with a love of travel, reading and writing.

I studied gender theory at the London School of Economics, but I became increasingly frustrated with the gap between academia, feminist theory and the real world. After university I worked in Parliament, at the Home Office and for a think-tank. In a bid to do something practical about the lack of women in politics I stood for a local council seat in the 2010 elections. I really have seen the British political process from all sides.

Here you’ll find thoughtful comment on gender, politics and quite often gender and politics.

I’ve written for a number of publications in both the USA and UK, including the Guardian, Forbes, Levo League and Left Foot Forward.

If you’re looking for thoughtful comment for your publication, please get in touch. And if you need a speechwriter or someone to help you design an awesome pitch or presentation please take a look at thoughtfulspeech.com.

Happy reading!