Lil is a freelance copywriter and first-time author who has been described by numerous friends as 'the gayest person I know'.

Lil spent two years telling her coming-out story around New Zealand as a part of Rainbow Youth's high-school education programme, which inspired her to write her memoir, Not That I'd Kiss a Girl.


Lil has spoken at the Auckland Writers’ Festival, the Wellington VERB Writers’ Festival, the Same Same But Different Festival, WORD Christchurch, and at loads more events, including teaching a workshop at the Schools Programme for AWF 2021. She’s also written for publications including The Spinoff, and more.
Not That I’d Kiss A Girl was named in the ‘Top Ten Best of the Best’ for Auckland Libraries in 2020, and was a finalist for the US-based ‘Goldies’ Award with the Golden Crown Literary Society.

In 2021, Not That I’d Kiss A Girl was optioned by South Pacific Pictures, and Lil is working on developing the book into a screenplay alongside Kate McDermott, a writer behind many of New Zealand’s most beloved TV series.