Ray was born in 1984, which paved the way for a life of literary adventures. She started writing stories aged 6 on her mum’s typewriter at the dinner table. Ray completed her degree in Creative Writing in 2007 from Roehampton University and went on to take on a freelance copywriting role (which she loved). She is now a creative producer for Sundown Arts, a voluntary-run arts organisation that curates spoken word, music and comedy events in both Southend-on-Sea and London. She also works in Marketing, writing words for other people. Ray has performed her poetry on Colin Murray’s Spoken Word Surgery on BBC Radio 1, and at many venues and festivals including Whitechapel Art Gallery with Apples & Snakes, poetrywivenhoe, The Fling, Metal Culture’s Village Green festival, Leigh Folk Festival, and also as support for Jude Simpson and Salena Godden as part of their East Anglia ‘Poetry Link’ tours. Ray has also had regular articles published in Fat Quarter magazine.