Smith learnt the ropes in magazine writing and cultural criticism working as a New Media Editor at Creative Camera Magazine, European Editor at Black Book (NY) and Arts Editor at Attitude. She left her freelance career to develop her live art practice and to teach at the University of Greenwich. She now runs the Writing subject area at the university.

Publications include: The Issues – an 8 page intervention: The Edge (2009); Drawing on Experience in The Moon, an Arts Council / Feminist Review publication for the Tate Modern show where she paid homage to Bobby Baker’s food paintings; Golden Rain, published by Museum of Contemporary Art, A project for Stavanger, European City of Culture, (2008); Wasafiri (Hide and Seek with Rebels: Tracing Contemporary Queer Art in Cracks & Rips) published by Routledge (2007).

Her fiction has featured in Tank magazine and Photoworks/ Cornerhouse Publications. She is on the Editorial Board of Brand Literary Magazine.