Lorraine Brown was one of 11 mentees chosen to be part of Penguin Random House’s 2017 WriteNow programme, which aims to launch the careers of writers from under-represented communities. She previously trained as an actress and has just completed her final year of a postgraduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling. She lives in north London with her partner and their 6-year-old son.

Lorraine is on Twitter @LorraineBrown23.