Jessica Mudditt is the author of Our Home in Myanmar and a Sydney-based freelance journalist covering business, technology and lifestyle. Her articles have been published by The Economist Intelligence Unit, BBC, CNN, GQ, Australian Geographic, Marie Claire and Westpac Wire. She is an accredited newspaper journalist and spent seven years reporting from Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Her most memorable paycheck: When I worked as a freelance journalist in Myanmar, I was paid in cash in the local currency, kyat. Each month I would visit the magazines that I had written articles for, and I would be given a plastic bag of cash — on a good month, it was a heavy bag.