I write and advocate for social justice and equality initially black, gay and mental health rights and now, homelessness and housing. I began writing with the blog Max News followed by opinion pieces for newspapers and magazines including, the Independent and the Guardian and appeared on television and radio for the BBC and Sky News. Granta published my book Forced Out about my service in the police as a detective for which I was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II ‘For services to Diversity through Literature’. I hold a Master’s in Writing from Regent’s University and am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. My agent is Emma Paterson at Aitken Alexander.