Robin M. Eames [THEY/THEM] is a 23 year old queertrans disabled & dying writer/artist/activist living on Gadigal land, Eora country, Sydney, Australia. They graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, majoring in History and Gender Studies, and are currently pursuing History Honours.
They are passionately involved in disability activism and community, and sometimes appear at speaking events or run workshops about the intersections of queerness and disability, terminal illness, chronic illness, mental illness and neurodiversity, autism, nonbinary identity, intersex, anticapitalism, & other forms of civil rights theory based in lived experience.. Recently they have appeared as a featured artist/panellist at UNSPOKEN WORDS: A festival of writing, and as the Sydney site coordinator for the 2017 Disability Day of Mourning vigil. In July they coordinated a vigil/community forum for the first anniversary of the Sagamihara massacre, and have been working on compiling a zine named AFTER SAGAMIHARA for the National Library of Australia.
Their work has been published in the Red Room Company’s project The Disappearing, Episode 37 & the Spring 2017 issue of GlitterShip, the 1 May 2017 issue of Strange Horizons, Issue 21 of Luna Station Quarterly, Issue 9 of Glitterwolf, the 2015 speculative fiction anthology Broken Worlds published by A Murder of Storytellers, the 2015 indie zine Something About Gender, I Guess? edited by Charles O’Grady, and the 2017 UNSPOKEN WORDS artists’ anthology. Robin has also edited and written for a number of University of Sydney publications, including student newspaper Honi Soit and annual literary journals ARNA and Hermes. They have exhibited art at Verge Gallery, the M2 Gallery, the Red Rattler Theatre, and the Burdekin Hotel. You can view the details of their past work (including publications and speaking events) here.
Robin is nonbinary and uses they/them/their pronouns. Their interests include comparative mythology, queercrip theory, weird poetry, invisible histories, cats, black tea, and tattoos.
Robin lives on stolen land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. Sovereignty was never ceded. This land always was, always will be Aboriginal land.