‘stand up’ has won the Woollahra Digital Literary Award for Digital Innovation!

So incredibly happy to announce ‘stand up’ has been awarded the Woollahra Digital Literary Award for Digital Innovation!

You can explore ‘stand up’ on the Backslash Lit website.

A huge thank you to judge Brett Osmond for choosing ‘stand up’ as the winner. I’m honestly so blown away and delighted and grateful!

Thank you also to Woollahra Libraries, publisher Backslash Lit, and of course to Tegan Webb who helped me draft and redraft ‘stand up’ in Bitsy.

The trans experience is one that’s so often defined in media, by governments, as one simple / single / matter-of-fact / impersonal Medical Procedure. 

‘stand up’ is an interactive poem which explores this idea, and the notion of what it really means to be trans. Because being trans isn’t just about one single thing. 

Being trans is about breathing, loving and being; and, in ‘stand up’, it’s about finding small joys and knowing you are loved.

Screen shot of a blue and pink pixel game with a main character, sun and cat in the image with hearts and arrows in the background.
Photo of a boldly colourful book cover with flower images and the text ‘Nothing To Hide. Voices of Trans and Gender-Diverse Australia. Edited by Sam Elkin, Alex Gallagher, Yves Rees & Bobuq Sayed.’

Nothing To Hide anthology

I feel so privileged to share my poetry in the recently released Nothing To Hide – Voices of Trans and Gender-Diverse Australia.

This incredible anthology showcases a wealth of creativity from within the trans and gender-diverse communities, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and much more.

Nothing To Hide is edited by Sam Elkin, Alex Gallagher, Yves Rees and Bobuq Sayed, and published by Allen & Unwin.

You can grab your copy at all good book stores or your local library.

  • Photo of a boldly colourful book cover with flower images and the text ‘Nothing To Hide. Voices of Trans and Gender-Diverse Australia. Edited by Sam Elkin, Alex Gallagher, Yves Rees & Bobuq Sayed.’
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Upcoming events

I have a bunch of upcoming events, in-person and online, if you’d like to catch me reading from my new poetry collection Exactly As I Am:

Photo by Panos Sakalakis on Unsplash.

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Exactly As I Am is here!

My second poetry collection Exactly As I Am (UQP) has just been published! 

Grab a copy online on the UQP website or an ebook version at ebooks.com.

Exactly As I Am is also available at bookstores in-person and online. If they don’t have copies in stock, ask if you can order in!

If you can’t afford a copy and still want to read Exactly As I Am, check out your local library because libraries are great. If they don’t have copies, you can request some. ❤

Picture of a black, white and yellow book cover that has a smashed glass kinda design, with the text 'Rae White, Exactly As I Am'