Hi, I'm Emily.

I'm a trained magazine journalist and copywriter who specialises in communications, fundraising and advocacy for the not-for-profit sector. I have 9 years' experience in media and custom publishing, and 3 years' combined experience working with INGOs and local NGOs in Timor-Leste, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

I specialise in strategic planning and narrative storytelling (writing, photography, videography and design) for awareness- and fund-raising campaigns. I hold a Master's degree in Communication for Social Change and a Bachelor's degree in Art and Design History, and Journalism.

My work spans a broad range of development priorities, but my passion lies with Fair Trade and labour rights, cultural asset-based development, and women's empowerment.

I am currently based in Brisbane, Australia.

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
— Henry David Thoreau

I love travel—especially the slow, immersive kind. I've been lucky enough to travel to more than 30 countries on 5 continents, and to have lived overseas since 2015. Other things I'm passionate about include traditional textiles and heritage crafts (especially weaving); Fair Trade; ethical fashion; architecture and design; and photography. These are just some of the topics I write about on my blog, Wander-Lush.


how can i help?

I offer a range of communications, copywriting, non-fiction creative writing, and photography and design services on a freelance basis. Learn more about my services here or use the contact info below to get in touch. If you have a project in mind and you think I'd be a good fit, I would love to hear from you.


Say Hello.

emily.m.lush@gmail.com | emily@wander-lush.org

+61 411 827 839 | emily-yo (Skype)


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