Roz Bellamy is a writer, researcher and editor who is passionate about social justice, creativity, storytelling, sexuality, gender and mental health.
Roz is a freelance writer and journalist, and the deputy online editor at Archer Magazine. Roz has written for The Big Issue, Daily Life, EverydayFeminism, Huffington Post, Junkee, Kill Your Darlings, LOTL Magazine, Meanjin, SBS, The Sydney Morning Herald, Ten Daily and peer-reviewed academic journals. Roz is a contributor to Living and Loving in Diversity (Wakefield Press) and Going Postal: More Than ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ (Brow Books).
Roz has a Master of Teaching from Monash University and a Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) with Honours from the University of Technology, Sydney, and is a PhD candidate at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University.
Roz has appeared at the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the National Young Writers’ Festival and the Melbourne Fringe Festival, in addition to Australian and international academic conferences. Roz runs writing workshops for various organisations and councils, and has been interviewed by ABC Radio Sydney, Joy FM, Bent TV (Channel 31) and SBS.
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You can read my selected works here, including essays, articles, and creative non-fiction. I am working on a memoir about mental illness, gender and sexuality.
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I run creative nonfiction, fiction or poetry writing workshops, for schools, local councils and community organisations. They are unique, fun and engaging, and can be tailored to groups of all ages and levels of experience.
Learn more about my PhD research into the potential benefits of life writing for young LGBTIQA+ people, and access academic journal articles I have written.