Since moving back to Singapore in 2010 from New Zealand after being deemed “too tall” to play a hobbit (while “too small” for anything else), Kirsten has been working on documentary and film projects. Being involved in the whole production process from research to shoot to post-production has earned Kirsten the description of being a “potato” (i.e. multi-purpose). She now works under the name Spudnik Productions.
As an extension of her spud-like qualities, Kirsten is the editor of online magazine SEA Youth Say So, and the co-founder of anti-death penalty campaign We Believe In Second Chances. She was the deputy editor of Singaporean socio-political website The Online Citizen.
She is constantly seeking opportunities to travel, collecting stories and taking photographs. Despite being an Internet addict, she has survived two weeks in the jungle along the Thai border without WiFi (or electricity) teaching Karen youth basic public speaking skills and how to play UNO.
Kirsten won the Best Y Bloggist award in the Singapore Blog Awards 2011, and is on far too many social media platforms for her own good.
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