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

  • THE BODY ARGONAUTICA, upcoming in Uncanny Magazine‘s Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction.
  • ἩΜΙΚΡΑΝΊΑ (HĒMIKRANÍA), upcoming in Breath & Shadow.
  • ON THE MOVEMENT OF BODIES, OR, THE TRANSGENDER CELESTIAL, upcoming in Voiceworks #111, Riff.
  • LOVECRY/BATTLESONG, published in Ibis House, 1 March 2018. This poem was also shortlisted in the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities’ 2017 Pen2Paper disability-focussed creative writing contest. You can read it here.
  • MELANCHOLIA, published in Streetcake Magazine‘s Issue 56, February 2018. You can read it here, or with an accompanying transcription here.
  • CURB CUT CARTOGRAPHY, published in Cordite #84, SUBURBIA, February 2018. You can read it here.
  • WIND HOWLS/BATTLE COME DOWN, AFTER THE CLASH, published in Red Room Poetry, June 2017, as part of The Red Room Company’s project The Disappearing. You can read it here.
  • CRADLE THE SEED, published in Strange Horizons in their the 1 May 2017 issue. 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 (transcribed), 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.
  • THE OVERLAPPING LOVERS, published in ARNA in 2013. You can buy it here.

Articles

  • “Spoken word without the spoken word”, published in Honi Soit, March 2018. You can read it on page 15 here.
  • “Saying Stephen Hawking is “finally free” of his wheelchair is an insult to his legacy”, published online by Junkee, March 2018. You can read it here.
  • “The Angel of Carillon Avenue”, published in Honi Soit, February 2018. You can read it here.
  • “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, 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.
  • “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” (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

  • CRIP FEMME ON FIRE UNDER THE SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON, photo series, in the Sydney Femme Guild’s Mardi Gras exhibition 40 Years of Femme at the Burdekin Hotel, 2018.
  • CAPITALISM IS BURNING THE WORLD BUT LOVE BURNS BRIGHTER AND MORE BEAUTIFULLY, digital photocollage, 1mx1m, exhibited in Creative Conversations at the Newtown Festival, as part of a 2017 artist’s residency with the Annandale Creative Arts Centre.
  • EURYDICE LOOKS BACK, photo series, in the Sydney Femme Guild’s Mardi Gras exhibition Fierce Femme at the Burdekin Hotel, 2017.
  • QUESTIONS OF GENDER, photo series, exhibited at M2 Gallery, in collaboration with Charles O’Grady’s independent play Kaleidoscope by Theatre21, 2015.
  • QUERIES (QUEER IS), acrylic on canvas, in the Queer Art Party exhibition at the Red Rattler Theatre, with the University of Sydney subcollective Queerkats under the aegis of the Queer Action Collective, 2014.
  • FIRE & DARK, photographic work, in the Beyond a Thousand Words exhibition at Verge Gallery, 2013.
  • A number of my artistic works have appeared in the University of Sydney’s weekly student newspaper Honi Soit, between 2014 and 2018.
  • You can view some of my artistic work here.

Editing

  • I was one of the general editors & principal designer for the 2017 issue of the University of Sydney’s annual literary journal, ARNA. I was also one of the visuals subeditors for the 2014 issue, which you can view or buy here. I will again be editing the centenary edition of ARNA in 2018 as one of the Publications Directors.
  • I compiled a zine called AFTER SAGAMIHARA in collaboration with White Flower Memorial for the first anniversary of the Sagamihara massacre, in July 2017. You can view the zine here, or download a.pdf copy 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.

Awards

  • 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.

Panels

  • CRIPPING THE LITERARY: Finding Crip Culture, Learning Crip Language; DEFINING OURSELVES FOR OURSELVES (with Maryam Azam and Winnie Dunn); QUEERING POETRY: Writing Ourselves Into Existence (with Margot Beavon-Collin, Achala Green, and Margarita Tenser) at the Unspoken Words poetry festival, 2017.
  • SEX ON WHEELS at the University of Sydney’s Rad Sex and Consent Week, 2017.
  • QUEERCRIP REBELLIONS at the Romantica Social Centre’s Rad Queer Festival, 2017.
  • Nonbinary discussion workshop at the University of Sydney’s Pride Week, 2015.
  • Polyamory discussion workshop as part of the University of Sydney’s Queerkats workshop series (a subcollective of the Queer Action Collective), 2014.

Speaking engagements

  • Presenter of a Junkee video about accessibility at Mardi Gras, 2018.
  • Speaker at the University of Sydney’s South-East Asia Centre, in collaboration with the First Peoples Disability Network, 2018.
  • Speaker at the launch of Archer Magazine Issue #9, 2018.
  • Featured poet at Subbed In, 2017.
  • Featured poet at Unspoken Words poetry festival, 2017.
  • Featured poet at Newtown Festival fundraising event, 2017.
  • Featured poet at Exodus Youth Worx fundraising event, 2017.
  • Assistant MC to Georgia Rose Cranko at a 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, 2016.

Interviews

Activism & community

  • I am one of the University of Sydney’s SRC Disabilities Officebearers for 2018.
  • I was the Sydney site coordinator for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s 2018 and 2017 Disability Day of Mourning Vigils on March 1st.
  • Last year 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 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 later wrote an article about the protest/consultation.
  • On the 26th of July 2017 I organised a vigil/community forum for the first anniversary of the Sagamihara massacre.
  • I was one of the organisers of the University of Sydney’s 2017 Rad Sex and Consent Week.
  • 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.