Words are important.

They can win arguments, change minds, and influence decisions. They can be a tool for change. 

I offer copywriting and other editorial services for businesses, charities and social enterprises - and, in particular, those organisations that care about more than just profit. I draw on experience from nearly 10 years spent raising awareness of important issues as both a copywriter and journalist.


  • I’m a specialist. I’m used to dealing with topics of business, sustainability, social issues and charity. I’ve written for many different formats and clients, including big brands and newspapers - from website content, to white papers, to brand guidelines. I’m also author of The Armchair Activist’s Handbook.

  • I’m a storyteller. Stories pull people in, make people care, forge connections. I’ll give your readers something to relate to.

  • I care. Getting a job done well matters to me, and I have a passion for working with both ambitious organisations and those with social good at their heart. 

  • I’m nice to work with. I like the process of collaboration, and aim to be someone who makes your life easier.

  • My work reflects your goals. I listen to what you want and will happily revise if anything’s not quite right.




“A happy and healthy community is not a fairytale. All you need is a seed.”



Shabazz had to extend the garden to her front lawn but even then, it wasn’t enough to feed all who wanted to be involved. With neighbors January Blum and Lucas Dupont, Shabazz found a large vacant lot on Main Street and secured it as a farming cooperative. Word about Project Sprout spread throughout Kent County, so the team was invited to help start other community gardens.

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Our Mission

Kent County is one of the most severely underserved communities in Tennessee. To combat this adversity, Project Sprout seeks to nourish our neighbors at the most fundamental level with healthy food options and a strong support network. All members get a portion of each harvest and surpluses are donated to low-income families whose work schedules prevent them from volunteering.



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With ten gardens and counting, Project Sprout has seen a significant improvement in mental and physical health for all participating community members. Other than lowering obesity, blood pressure, and depression rates, the crime rate has also fallen. Our children are doing better in school, reporting higher grades and aspirations, and better job prospects.

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Get Involved

If you live near one of our gardens, get involved to receive portions of each harvest. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school in addition to getting produce for their families. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for seed, fertilizer, tools, and outreach.

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