Roz Bellamy is a writer, researcher and editor passionate about storytelling, creativity, social justice and mental health.
Roz is a freelance writer, researcher and the online editor at Archer Magazine. They have written for The Big Issue, Crikey, Everyday Feminism, Going Down Swinging, the Guardian, Huffington Post, Junkee, Kill Your Darlings, LOTL Magazine, Meanjin, SBS, Seizure, the Sydney Morning Herald and Ten Daily. Their writing has been published in Living and Loving in Diversity (Wakefield Press), Going Postal: More Than ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ (Brow Books) and Growing Up Queer In Australia (Black Inc.)
Roz has a Master of Teaching (Secondary) and a Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) with Honours. They are currently 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. They run writing workshops for all ages. They have been interviewed by ABC Radio Sydney, Joy FM, 3CR, Bent TV (Channel 31) and SBS. Roz uses they/them pronouns.
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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 diversity and queer identity across five continents.
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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 and information about upcoming conference presentations.