“[Through her] trained eye, insistent sympathy, and deep humanism… not only do you get to see everything to which Shauna is drawn, but you actually become drawn in yourself, brought into a bright and unknowable world…” —Sumanth Prabhaker, Editor-in-Chief, Orion
My writing addresses art, animals and environments, language, geography, and explorations of identity. A regular contributor to Orion, I have also published essays and exhibition texts, and in 2021 I was shortlisted for the Nan Shepherd Prize for underrepresented voices in nature writing. Current fascinations include neurodiverse aesthetic experiences; the nēnē, or Hawaiian geese, in London’s St James’s Park; and the calm, “sea like a mirror” end of the Beaufort wind force scale. A selection of my projects can be found below.