Roz Bellamy is a writer, researcher and educator who is passionate about social justice, creativity, storytelling, and mental health.
My writing explores gender, sexuality, education, health and wellbeing, social justice, and politics. I am a freelance writer for a range of publications. These include Archer Magazine, The Big Issue, Daily Life, Huffington Post, Junkee, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, Seizure, Ten Daily, and SBS.
I have a Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) with Honours from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Master of Teaching (Secondary) from Monash University. Earlier this year, I commenced PhD research at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University. My research examines the way that life writing can be used to explore identity with young LGBTIQA+ people.
Whether reading my work, storytelling, or appearing on a panel, I enjoy public speaking. I have appeared at the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the National Young Writers’ Festival, the Melbourne Fringe Festival, and Australian and international academic conferences. I run writing workshops for various organisations and councils, and I have been interviewed about my writing by ABC radio Sydney, Bent TV (Channel 31), and Joy FM.
The media loves to create outrage and controversy. It’s the cheapest way to generate clicks and views. I wrote an op-ed for the Channel Ten network about why networks like Sky News must stop providing a platform to white supremacist...
You can read my selected works here, including essays, articles, and creative non-fiction. I write about sexuality, gender, mental health, education and politics, and I am writing a memoir about marriage equality in Australia.
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Read about my PhD research on using life writing with young LGBTIQA+ people and access academic journal articles I have written.
I run creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry writing workshops, for schools, private groups, councils and community organisations. They are unique, fun, and engaging, and designed for all ages.