I completed my degree in photography at West Surrey College of Art and Design in 1994, specialising in documentary photography focusing on children rights and empowerment. I began my career running workshops to help children use the camera as a tool for empowerment but as my career developed I felt the passion to move into directly working in the field of children's rights. This career lasted 20 years, for many of those years I was a senior advocate co-ordinating a rights service for looked after children in the UK. I worked within youth offending institutes, on the streets with runaways and with asylum seekers empowering them to legally challenge local authorities. After austerity measures the project closed leading me to leave the UK and resurrected my photography career due to a desire to help and empower individuals to have a voice in these changing political times. For the last year I have been going back and fourth to Kenya working on the project.