Mary Grace Nguyen was born and raised in London’s Notting Hill. Mary Grace Nguyen was born and raised in London’s Notting Hill. She has a Master's in Journalism from Birkbeck College , University of London, and she graduated at UCL in Anthropology, studied Modern Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and taught English in Japan. She worked as a headhunter in the finance market before pursuing a career in journalism and corporate copy writing. She reviews theatre, opera, art and film for LNDCARD, LondonTheatre1 and her own blog TrendFem. She is also co-founder of Birkbeck's online student magazine Flock To The Crown BBK. She also enjoys writing poetry, short stories and opinion pieces.