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.

Having spent a year travelling 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.


Modern day heroes who are not Insta famous

IRIS LILLIAN

I ran a marathon. This is what I learnt

IRIS LILLIAN

Why ‘having it all’ is a dangerous lie

IRIS LILLIAN


Chianti Classico

EXPLORE TUSCANY

A sustainable living guide that proves green is the new black

THIS WEEKEND

Lucca to Pisa ‘via’ the aqueducts

EXPLORE TUSCANY

Going with the flow

BROADSHEET PERTH

A taste of the Via Francigena

EXPLORE TUSCANY

Throwing punches

BROADSHEET PERTH

Jameela Jamil is fighting the haters

IRIS LILLIAN

Yogaworx moves to the State Buildings

BROADSHEET PERTH

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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

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Cliffside haven a piece of heaven

THE WEST AUSTRALIAN - TRAVEL

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Running for my own reasons

THE WEST AUSTRALIAN - AGENDA

The fertility scare campaign: why I’m switching off

IRIS LILLIAN

Trekking the Gulf of Poets

EXPLORE TUSCANY

Ditch Whole30. Ditch all the diets. This is why

IRIS LILLIAN

International Womens Day isn’t working

IRIS LILLIAN

Starting a MVMT

BROADSHEET PERTH

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

IRIS LILLIAN

Bring Bach and balance to your weekend

BROADSHEET PERTH

Down the Pigeonhole

BROADSHEET PERTH

Ten things that actually happened in Italy

IRIS LILLIAN

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

IRIS LILLIAN

The secret life of a fitness instructor

IRIS LILLIAN

Super tips to get your finances in order

IRIS LILLIAN

Super smart: know this about your retirement fund

IRIS LILLIAN

Why 2019 is the year you’re getting rich

IRIS LILLIAN

Why you need the LISS workout

IRIS LILLIAN

Makin’ money: how to start investing in stocks

IRIS LILLIAN

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