I’m 25 and live with five very dear friends in a big sharehouse in West End, Brisbane, Australia. I work in politics as a community organiser, advocating for social change and environmental justice. I am passionate about climate action and creating a world where people, and communities, are centred and prioritised above profits and greed.
When I'm not doing that work, I am probably cooking, thinking about food, or eating with friends and family.
Cooking has always been a side project, and a skill I mostly taught myself through almost two decades or making family dinners and sweet-treats for mates. For many years it was also the paid job that supported me through my studies. In those years working as a short-order cook and caterer I developed my passion into a craft. After years of writing recipes for my blog about cooking on a budget, the next big thing had to be a book.
The act of cooking for others has become my language of love, and has been a source of connection with people all around the world. I believe that food and community are inherently connected, and that social dinners around a big, shared table, are both the best platform to discuss the state of the world, and the best place to escape it.