Publications

covers

Image: several covers of literary anthologies, journals, and magazines. 1: Archer Magazine Issue 9, a photo of Abbey Mag, a beautiful black fat femme in pink faux fur and gold eyeshadow. 2: Strange Horizons 1 May 2017 issue, an abstract greyscale artwork by Tahlia Day. 3: After Sagamihara, a zine commemorating the Sagamihara massacre, with hand-drawn cherry blossoms in white on black. 4: ARNA 2017, a solemn space owl against a background of stars and sunrise in orange and green. 5: Glitterwolf Magazine Issue 9, a photo of velvet curtains pulled aside to reveal a person surrounded by flowers. 6: Broken Worlds, a speculative fiction anthology, depicting a falling astronaut surrounded by crows. 7: Luna Station Quarterly Issue 21, a portrait of Ursula K. Le Guin. 8: Hermes 2014: Liminal, white typography on black.

Poetry

  • CURB CUT CARTOGRAPHY, upcoming in Cordite.
  • LOVECRY/BATTLESONG, a finalist in the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities’ Pen2Paper disability-focussed creative writing contest, October 2017. You can read it here.
  • WIND HOWLS/BATTLE COME DOWN, AFTER THE CLASH, published in June 2017 by the Red Room Company as part of their project The Disappearing. You can read it here.
  • CRADLE THE SEED, published in the 1 May 2017 issue of Strange Horizons. You can read it here or listen to the podcast here.
  • HOW TO MOURN YOUR DEAD, published in Honi Soit in March 2017, reprinted in AFTER SAGAMIHARA, a zine created in collaboration with White Flower Memorial for the first anniversary of the Sagamihara massacre. You can read it here or here, or download a .pdf copy here or here.
  • GENDERFLUID, published in Issue 9 of Glitterwolf in July 2015, reprinted in Charles O’Grady’s indie zine Something About Gender, I Guess? in August 2015, in Honi Soit in September 2015, and in the UNSPOKEN WORDS artists’ anthology in June 2017. You can buy it here, read it here or here, or download a .pdf copy here.

Prose fiction

  • THE LITTLE DREAM, published in Episode 37 & the Spring 2017 issue of GlitterShip. You can read and listen to it here, or buy a copy here.
  • GREENTEETH, published in Issue 21 of Luna Station Quarterly in 2015. You can read it here, or buy a copy here.
  • ALÊTHEIA; OR, THE RIVER OF FORGETFULNESS, published in the anthology Broken Worlds, edited by Jack Burgos, published by A Murder of Storytellers in 2015. You can buy it here.
  • ZWISCHENRÄUME, published in Hermes in 2014. You can read it on page 15 here.
  • THE OVERLAPPING LOVERS, published in ARNA in 2013. You can view it here, or buy it here.

Articles

  • “FINDING FAMILY/Disability and community”, published in Archer Magazine’s print issue #9. You can preview it here, and buy it here.
  • “I’m not “better off dead”: the problem with assisted suicide legislation”, published online by Junkee, 3 November 2017. You can read it here.
  • “HELL ON WHEELS”, the feature article of Honi Soit‘s 2017 Semester Two, Week Nine issue. I also created the art for this piece. You can read it on Honi Soit‘s website here, on pages 12-13 here, or download a .pdf copy here.
  • “Sydney Fringe 2017: The Acappelicans provide a solid hour of pure dorky joy”, published in Honi Soit in September 2017. You can read it on Honi Soit‘s website here.
  • “REALLY LONG, MANY WORDS”, my Honours thesis explained using the 1000 most common words in the English language, published in Honi Soit‘s 2017 Semester Two, Week Four issue. You can read it on page 17 here, or download a .pdf copy here.
  • “The Nine Lives of the Quadrangle Jacaranda”, published in Honi Soit’s 2017 Semester Two, Week One issue. You can read it on Honi Soit‘s website here, on page 8 here, or download a .pdf copy here.
  • “A Not-Review of The Normal Heart”, published in Honi Soit in June 2017. I also created the art for this piece. You can read it here.
  • “LYRE, LYRE, LYRE: Sapphic fragments in translation”, published in Honi Soit’s 2017 Semester One, Week Twelve issue. I also created the art for this piece. You can read it on page 14 here, or download a .pdf copy here.
  •  “Gender fuckery”, published in Honi Soit‘s 2014 Queer Edition. You can read it here.
  • “The Queer Superhero Primer” (co-written with Elliot Mucsnik), published in Honi Soit‘s 2014 Queer Edition. You can read it here.
  • “In defence of unattractive feminism”, published in Honi Soit‘s 2014 Wom*n’s Edition. You can read it on Honi Soit‘s website here.
  • “QUEERING HISTORY: Happily ever after, under cover”, the feature article of Honi Soit‘s 2013 Queer Edition. You can read it on page 12 here.

Art & photography

  • My digital photocollage “CAPITALISM IS BURNING THE WORLD BUT LOVE BURNS BRIGHTER AND MORE BEAUTIFULLY” was recently exhibited with Newtown Festival as part of the Creative Conversations exhibition, formerly of Sydney Fringe, as part of a 2017 Annandale Creative Arts Centre artist residency.
  • An abridged version of my photographic series “Eurydice Looks Back” appeared in the Sydney Femme Guild’s March 2016 exhibition Fierce Femme as part of the 2016 Sydney Mardi Gras lineup.
  • Several of my pieces were exhibited at M2 Gallery in collaboration with Charles O’Grady’s independent play Kaleidoscope in its initial August 2015 run (preceding the February 2016 production put on by Montague Basement in collaboration with Sydney Mardi Gras).
  • One of my photographs featured in Beyond a Thousand Words, an exhibition at Verge Gallery in 2013.
  • Two of my paintings featured in the 2014 Queer Art Party at the Red Rattler Theatre, put on by the University of Sydney subcollective Queerkats under the aegis of the Queer Action Collective.
  • A number of my artistic works have appeared in the University of Sydney’s weekly student newspaper Honi Soit. These include:
    • A digitally edited ink sketch for Aidy Magro’s article “Late night talks and chalked sidewalks” in 2017’s Semester Two, Week Twelve issue. You can view it on page 18 here.
    • A digital collage for my feature article “HELL ON WHEELS”, in 2017’s Semester Two, Week Nine issue. You can view it on Honi Soit‘s website here, on page 11 here, or download in .pdf form here.
    • A digitally edited ink sketch for Jocelin Chan’s article “Do as the Romans do” about alt-right misappropriations of Roman iconography, a digitally edited ink sketch for Angelina Kosev’s short story “Clown Funeral”, and a digital collage for Natassia Crysanthos’ interview with Paul Farrell, in 2017’s Semester Two, Week Three issue. You can view them on pages 10, 14, and 18 by downloading a .pdf copy here, or view the Roman piece on Honi Soit‘s website here.
    • Digital art to accompany my own article “A Not-Review of The Normal Heart”, published online with Honi Soit over the 2017 mid-year break. You can view it here.
    • An ink sketch/digital collage to accompany my own article, “LYRE, LYRE, LYRE: Sapphic fragments in translation”, in 2017’s Semester One, Week Twelve issue. You can view it on page 14 by downloading a .pdf copy here.
    • A digital collage to accompany Justine Landis-Hanley’s article about menstruation in different cultures, and an ink sketch/digital collage piece for Natassia Crysanthos’ feature article about university surveillance in 2017’s Semester One, Week Ten issue. You can view them on pages 7 and 13 here, in partial form on Honi Soit‘s website here and here, or download a .pdf copy of the issue here.
    • Three digital collage pieces to accompany Natasha Noore’s article “Police and the People” in 2017’s Semester One, Week Seven issue. You can view them on pages 11, 12, and 13 here, or download a .pdf copy here.
    • Digitally edited ink and pencil sketch to accompany Julia Gregoratto’s review of Jess Thom’s Backstage in Biscuit Land in 2017’s Semester One, Week Three issue. You can view it on page 10 here, or download a .pdf copy here.
    • Digital cover art for the Disability Day of Mourning 2017 vigil which accompanied my poem HOW TO MOURN YOUR DEAD in 2017’s Semester One, Week One issue. You can view it on page 13 here, or download a .pdf copy here.
    • The Danger Zone (ink drawing) featured in the 2016 Queer Edition. You can view it here or download a .pdf copy here.
    • I collaborated on the cover art of Honi Soit‘s Queer Edition 2014, which featured several of my photographs of Jay Pankau’s fantastic & anatomically correct crocheted vagina (a tongue-in-cheek homage to 2013’s Vagina Soit). In one of these photographs, the crocheted vagina was featured wearing my borrowed spectacles. You can download a .pdf copy here.

Editing

  • I compiled a zine called AFTER SAGAMIHARA in collaboration with White Flower Memorial for the first anniversary of the Sagamihara massacre. You can view the zine here, or download a.pdf copy here.
  • I was one of the general editors & principal designer for the 2017 issue of the University of Sydney’s annual literary journal, ARNA. We launched successfully on the 19th of October. Copies will soon be available through university libraries and online retailers. I was also one of the visuals subeditors for the 2014 issue, which you can view or buy here.
  • I worked on the editing team for two of the University of Sydney’s Queer Editions of Honi Soit, in 2013 and 2014. You can view them, respectively, here and here. My work was also featured in the 2015 and 2016 Queer Honi issues mentioned above.
  • I worked as a privately employed copyeditor during 2013 and 2014.

Miscellaneous accolades

  • Recipient of the University of Sydney H. M. Moran prize, 2017, for my essay “Social crimes in medicolegal spaces: gender nonconformity and the crisis of category in the 19th-20th century Australian imagination.” You can read it here.
  • Recipient of the University of Sydney Honours Scholarship, 2017.
  • Honi Soit Award for Best All-Round Reporter, 2017.
  • Recipient of the University of Sydney Leonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize, 2012.
  • NSW co-finalist for the Somerset National Novella Writing Competition, 2011.
  • NSW co-finalist for the Somerset National Novella Writing Competition, 2010.
  • First place in the inaugural Campion College Essay Writing Competition, 2010.

Activism & community

  • Recently I helped to organise a CRIPS AGAINST THE CAMPS protest in support of Manus Island refugees held by members of the University of Sydney’s Disabilities and Carers Collective and Sydney Grassroots. Our statement is here.
  • In November I was a featured poet at fundraising events run by Newtown Festival and Exodus Youth Worx.
  • I appeared on a Lateline panel and Triple J interview (13/11/2017) as part of their coverage on the proposed Victorian and NSW assisted suicide legislation.
  • I was interviewed by Mahdia Lynn for a Buzzfeed article about transgender disabled people.
  • I was one of the organisers of the University of Sydney’s Rad Sex and Consent Week 2017, and ran a solo panel titled SEX ON WHEELS. It was recorded live and may be accessed here, and will soon be accompanied by a transcript and closed captions.
  • I was one of the featured poets at Subbed In‘s August 2017 poetry event.
  • In early August 2017 I joined Samantha Connor, Kelly Cox, Jax Jacki Brown, and Shakira Hussein at an MP consultation in Melbourne regarding the upcoming assisted suicide bill and its legislative implications for disabled people. Some of our testimonies were recorded live and were compiled into a video here. Liz Carr wrote an article about our protest/consultation in The Spectator.
  • On the 26th of July 2017 I organised a vigil/community forum for the first anniversary of the Sagamihara massacre.
  • I was a featured artist of UNSPOKEN WORDS: A festival of stories, a two day poetry festival from 3-4 June 2017 featuring performances, workshops, lectures, and discussion panels. You can look up the event at its website here or Facebook page here. My solo lecture on Sunday was titled “CRIPPING THE LITERARY: Finding Crip Culture, Learning Crip Language”. I participated on two joint panels, “DEFINING OURSELVES FOR OURSELVES” with Maryam Azam and Winnie Dunn, and “QUEERING POETRY: Writing Ourselves Into Existence” with Margot Lousia, Margarita Tenser, and Isaac Green. I also read some of my poetry at the Sunday evening performance interpreted by Auslan Stage Left.
  • I was the Sydney site coordinator for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s 2017 Disability Day of Mourning Vigil on March 1st.
  • I ran a workshop titled QUEERCRIP REBELLIONS for the Romantica Social Centre’s Rad Queer Festival on the 14th of January 2017.
  • I was invited by my dear friend Georgia to help MC the screening of “Yes, We Fuck!”, a documentary by Antonio Centeno Ortiz and Raúl de la Morena, at the Red Rattler Theatre as part of the Perv Queerotic Film Festival in November 2016.
  • I ran a nonbinary discussion workshop as part of the University of Sydney’s 2015 Pride Week.
  • I ran a polyamory workshop as part of the University of Sydney’s 2014 Queerkats workshops and social events programme (a former subcollective of the Queer Action Collective).
  • I was to my knowledge the first University of Sydney student with a legal X gender marker, and spent far too much time badgering them about it until they changed their bureaucratic & online systems to allow for X markers and for Mx as a title. I am still cheerfully bothering them about making the updates consistent across all platforms. I was also instrumental in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal updating their systems to include X markers and Mx as a title. I am still working on the rest of Australian medicolegal infrastructure.