I'm a freelance journalist and Editor-in-Chief of New Naratif, a platform for Southeast Asian journalism, research, art and community-building. I also curate We, The Citizens, a weekly email newsletter covering Singaporean politics, social justice and civil society.
Originally trained in film and video production, I got my introduction to journalism while working as an assistant producer on documentary projects. I began freelancing, mostly in print/online journalism, in 2012. Although largely focused on my hometown of Singapore, I’ve also covered stories from countries like Greece, Scotland and Malaysia.
I've covered a wide range of topics—from general news to business, and even architecture—but tend to gravitate towards the themes of social justice, civil movements, human rights and democracy.
Outside of work, I’m a founding member of We Believe in Second Chances, a group advocating for the abolishment of the death penalty. As part of the campaign, I tell the stories of death row inmates and their families, and also volunteer my time as a case worker to work with the families of inmates.
In 2016 I was named the Advocate of the Year at the Singapore Advocacy Awards, both for my work as a journalist as well as my role in the anti-death penalty campaign. I was also named a Champion of Gender Justice and Equality at the AWARE Awards in the same year. In 2018, I received an Honourable Mention for the World Justice Project’s Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism.