In a former life, Stephanie run a live music venue in South London where she planned and promoted Dubstep, Drum n Bass, Rock, Indie, Burlesque, Cabaret & Drag events, managed bands, ran a fanzine and sang on various tracks.
In her twenties, she trekked the Alps, went on safari in the Masai Mara, slept under the stars in the Sahara Desert and learnt how to dive in Thailand and the Red Sea.
In her 30’s, she got married and had small people. Suddenly, she felt like a bionic woman, so she used her power and skills to set up a Social Media and content marketing business and work in the community building up a local festival.
In 2009, she wrote a column for a small local publication called Deep-London Magazine about Twitter and popular culture. She also wrote for The Croydon Advertiser, a column called “The Sound of the underground”, focusing on local musicians and new music and features and interviews with artists such as; Joan Armatrading, Charles Hazlewood, Procol Harum and The Stranglers. She also wrote and produced a radio show for Croydon Radio called ‘Croydon Rocks’, featuring historical stories of Croydon’s rich musical landscape.
Stephanie moved to Devon in July 2015 and began a new blogging project, Exploring Exeter, this led to a column in Exeter Life, and various articles for Devon Life. She currently has a column in The Exeter Magazine about her wild swimming adventures. In all these publications, she provides her own photography.
During COVID, Stephanie started taking pictures of people across the city, interviewing them, and sharing their stories on social media.
The stories inspired many and won people’s interest across the city, and she was asked if she would like to exhibit them. The pictures were displayed 3 metres high in the city centre (they are still there) and in the windows of Exeter Library. The photos and stories were also published in a book supported by UNESCO City of Literature and were sold exclusively through a local CIC bookshop, with all the profits going to charity.
Stephanie currently writes freelance and photographs things that make her happy!