‘Being trans is about breathing, loving and being; and, in this story, it’s about finding small joys and knowing you are loved.’
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.
The Hunter Gender Alliance Let’s Talk Stories exhibit is live! HGA has put together a writing exhibit by trans and gender diverse authors to share our stories.
I had the pleasure of facilitating a series of workshops for HGA and it was wonderful to watch as participants became more confident in their writing skills and telling their stories.
I’m so excited to announce I’m facilitating Let’s Talk: Stories, an online writing course of 5 workshops in May and June for young transgender and gender diverse people aged 16-25, thanks to Hunter Gender Alliance (HGA) and Aurora Grants.
So happy to announce that I’m an artist at Emerging Writers’ Festival this year!
I’ll be doing two awesome events with some of my fave fellow writers and creatives. I feel so so lucky!
Have a read of my new poem about a cursed suburban rental in the latest Vulture Bones, a speculative fiction magazine for trans and enby voices.
The wonderful Cordite Publishing Inc. commissioned Keira Edwards-Huolohan and I for an art-poetry-essay project! The process of working on this commission was collaborative, cathartic and invigorating.
‘Do more, do better’ is a poem in four parts that explores transgender discrimination through a hypothetical augmented reality (AR) mobile app. There are accompanying inked and embroidered art pieces, which reiterate key themes within the poem, and a critical statement, which analyses the poem and artwork while asking ‘the reader as well as the wider community if they are doing enough for trans people and others in marginalised communities’.
TRIGGER WARNINGS for the pieces: transphobia, including mentions of misgendering, slurs, violence, death, self-harm.
A big thank you to Kent MacCarter and Rosalind McFarlane at Cordite for their encouragement and commission of this project. It was an absolute joy to work with you both!
I have so many great announcements this month and we’re only 4 days into April!
I’m featured on the website Transgender Writers and Writers with Intersex Variations in Australia. Sign up to check out the list here.
A recording of my Judith Wright Poetry Prize second placed poem ‘what even r u?’ will also be featured at the upcoming AVANT GAGA #36. The event will be held at Sappho Books in Glebe on Tuesday 10 April from 7-10pm and will feature readings from Evelyn Araluen, Raelee Lancaster, Omar Sakr and Holly Isemonger!
If you’ve ever wanted to read #EnbyLife zine, it’s now free on Gumroad! Please share 💖
I’m sick of the postal survey & the hate being directed at trans & gender diverse people. I hope making this zine free helps & educates, even in the smallest way. 🌈