White and coloured text on a black background that says: As cabbage moths flicker, a rabbit flits and startles, brushing fern thickets with a loud rustle. You sit on the dew-damp grass and wait for the rabbit to return. They nuzzle their brown face through foliage and begin sniffing the air. You wonder what they smell? Soft flowers. As the river bends, you think you can make out the tower in the distance. Or perhaps there’s more animals to see at the zoo. Or maybe it's time to head home.

Collaborative work in Voiceworks

‘Interact, Interweave’ is an interactive collaborative work produced as part of a digital writing workshop presented as part of the National Young Writers Festival earlier this year. Writers were given the template of a walk to write their own paths through, weaving through each other to create a piece whose structure mimics its geography.

This piece was written by Rei Cox, Imani Benfell, Anita Sanders and myself with Online EdCommers Rory Green, Lujayn Hourani and Carly Stone.

Check out the piece at Voiceworks online. 

White and coloured text on a black background that says: As cabbage moths flicker, a rabbit flits and startles, brushing fern thickets with a loud rustle. You sit on the dew-damp grass and wait for the rabbit to return. They nuzzle their brown face through foliage and begin sniffing the air. You wonder what they smell? Soft flowers. As the river bends, you think you can make out the tower in the distance. Or perhaps there’s more animals to see at the zoo. Or maybe it's time to head home.

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New piece in WellBeing WILD Issue 4

During this strange year, one of the positive highlights has been writing regularly for WellBeing WILD magazine. This month in their latest Issue 4, I have a piece about how the binary of ‘real life’ versus ‘online’ is full of grey areas (especially during COVID) and far more fluid than we think. Big thanks to Rory Green, Tegan Webb and Kieran Bicheno for their interviews for this piece 🙂

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Nomination for Non-Binary Activist/Advocate of the Year

I’m so grateful to be nominated for Non-Binary Activist/Advocate of the Year in the 2020 Trans Community Awards! I super appreciate folks acknowledging all the work I do, including editing enbylife.net, a journal for non-binary and gender diverse creatives; and facilitating an online workshop series called Let’s Talk Stories for Hunter Gender Alliance, which gave young transgender and gender diverse people the tools and skills to express themselves through writing.

For my full bio and to vote for me and/or other amazing trans and gender diverse folks, go to the Many Genders One Voice voting page.

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Animal Crossing Zine and Aniko Press Q&A

My poem ‘Sabbatical’ is in this amazing digital Animal Crossing Zine by Pretty Cool Poetry Thing!!! (‘Sabbatical’ was originally published in Milk Teeth and Ibis House.)

Read the zine here

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I also had a lovely interview with Aniko Press, ahead of my soon-to-be-published poem with them ‘Discussing polyamory in the workplace:’  
“I don’t think I could write without pushing the boundaries of form and language, without pushing myself as a writer. Perhaps because experimenting feels like play, and that’s both enjoyable and also something we don’t often get to do as adults. It’s one of the reasons I love poetry so much – the capacity it has for play and exploration.”
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