Illustrations were provided by my extraordinarily talented cousin, Olivia Petrini. See more of her work.

I'm a creative nonfiction writer, journalist, and documentary-maker. I like writing about mental health, wellbeing, and philosophy. Over the last couple of years, I've concentrated on making work about lithium, a medication I was prescribed after I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2017.

I wrote, narrated, and co-produced 'Lithified', an experimental audio documentary for BBC Radio 4. In 'Lithified', I get ready for my future without lithium having decided to trial coming off it, whilst exploring the landscape of Cornwall—the first place in the UK where lithium is being mined. 'Lithified' was broadcast on 23 October 2023 on BBC Radio 4 and is available as a podcast on BBC Sounds. 

My six-part serial, 'Lithium Mania', was the first research project to seriously investigate the socio-environmental side effects of mining lithium as a medication. 'Lithium Mania' was commissioned by the Wellcome Collection and published in 2021. Alice Boyd and I again collaborated on two pieces of sound art to accompany the serial: 'Honeymoon' and 'Atrophy'. These were selected for In the Dark's 'New Voices' of 2022 award. 

Other essays and articles of mine have been published by the Wellcome Collection, the medical humanities journal The Polyphony, and elsewhere. I edit and write book reviews for Medical Humanities, which is part of the British Medical Journal. My reviews have also appeared in The Guardian and New Scientist

I'm working on my first book, The Bipolar Experience. Combining psychiatric, psychological, and philosophical research, my book examines how receiving a diagnosis of a severe mental illness such as bipolar disorder transforms the relationship with the self and asks: does being given a diagnosis make life better or worse?

I'm looking for representation. If you're interested in my work, I'd love for you to get in touch.