My name's Tom and my pronouns are they/them.
I am a journalist, writer, copywriter and editor. I spent 10 years in politics and made a career switch to journalism in 2022.
I have written for publications including the Times, the i newspaper, PinkNews, Metro and LADbible, and have appeared on BBC TV and radio, as well as LBC.
I recently finished an MA in Global Political Economy at the University of Sussex.
I'm currently working as a digital journalist at IEMA (0.8 FTE) and as a communications consultant at the TransCap Initiative (0.2 FTA).
Alongside my work, I'm studying for an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism which I am due to complete in July 2023.
My main interest is in the climate emergency.
According to the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C, we need "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" in order to avoid climate catastrophe.
This has been the focus of much of my professional life.
I founded a campaign called Include Mx in November 2020.
Include Mx is a campaign which celebrates organisations that include the gender-neutral title Mx on their forms, and encourages other organisations to add Mx if they have a title field.
The campaign has been featured in Metro, the i newspaper and PinkNews, and has successfully encouraged Next, River Island and Wilko to add Mx to their forms.