Lynn Sheperd (who uses the byline Ling Sheperd) has been writing for close to a decade. She is passionate about social restorative justice, equity and environmental issues. In the last three years she has worked as a journalist for South Africa's youngest news portal; the Daily Vox. Her scribe work has included local and international NGO's in service of minority rights. She has a bachelor's degree in public policy and administration. Her honours focused on research methodologies, and the impact of violence in schools in her community.