Not short of a word. Or three.

I’ve been a word lady since I was a kid. While it’s true that I love a chat (ask my mum - or my husband, who calls me chiacchierona, meaning ‘little chatterbox’), I have to admit my heart rests more truthfully and easily with the written word.

I started my writing career in Fremantle at food magazine Spice, proofreading, researching, then writing - about burgers and gelato.

After spending time backpacking in Europe after university I returned to WA where I cut my teeth at the Northern Guardian in Carnarvon. After a stint at the Albany Advertiser writing on politics, business and food and wine, I completed a cadetship at The West Australian in Perth. While completing a postgraduate in International Relations, I worked at the Community News Group before pursuing a career in federal politics as a media and policy adviser. Since then I have consulted to and worked at not-for-profits including The Minderoo Foundation and Youth Focus as well as gtmedia. I have also worked as a freelance writer and editor over this period - something I continue doing today.

A selection of published work is below. Read more about my journey and life between Tuscany and Australia here.


Yogaworx moves to the State Buildings

BROADSHEET PERTH

Going with the flow

BROADSHEET PERTH

Starting a MVMT

BROADSHEET PERTH

Throwing punches

BROADSHEET PERTH

Bring Bach and balance to your weekend

BROADSHEET PERTH

Down the Pigeonhole

BROADSHEET PERTH

A taste of the Via Francigena

EXPLORE TUSCANY

Trekking the Gulf of Poets

EXPLORE TUSCANY

Lucca to Pisa ‘via’ the aqueducts

EXPLORE TUSCANY

What it’s really like to make a sea-change

IRIS LILLIAN

Ten things that actually happened in Italy

IRIS LILLIAN

Why this young family packed it all in and hit the road

IRIS LILLIAN

Ditch Whole30. Ditch all the diets. This is why

IRIS LILLIAN

The secret life of a fitness instructor

IRIS LILLIAN

Jameela Jamil is fighting the haters

IRIS LILLIAN

The fertility scare campaign: why I’m switching off

IRIS LILLIAN

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DNA identifies the lost Diggers of Fromelles

THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

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Nobel winner attacks science curriculum

THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

Women in trousers argument is absolutely pants

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

How to embrace your body, warts and all

IRIS LILLIAN

Are you properly equipped to lead?

WOMEN’S AGENDA

Why you should step away from the treadmill

IRIS LILLIAN