My debut memoir Mood was published by Wakefield Press in October 2023. It was longlisted for the 2020 Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award and an excerpt of the memoir was previously shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize. Order Mood here.

Book with rainbow cover and the words 'Mood: A Memoir of Love, Identity and Mental Health' by Roz Bellamy. There is a large black shape over the first 'o' in Mood.


‘Binary School’, Growing Up Queer in Australia (Black Inc., 2019) book and audiobook

‘Marriage equality is not the biggest issue affecting LGBTQ Australians’, Going Postal: More Than ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ (Brow Books, 2018)

‘My Helmet’, Living and Loving in Diversity: An Anthology of Australian Multicultural Queer Adventures, (Wakefield Press, 2018), first published in Going Down Swinging and republished by PRISM International in 2016


‘The moment I knew: I was so spellbound by our payphone call, I didn’t notice I’d been robbed’, the Guardian, September 2023

‘Fertility treatment is inequitable — and ‘socially infertile’ couples are worse affected’Crikey, April 2023

‘What it’s like to be a Jewish Australian right now, in the face of rising antisemitism’, pedestrian.tv, June 2021

‘What I’m Reading’, Meanjin, February 2021

‘The Pieces’, Exhibiting Culture Online, Darebin Arts, December 2020

‘Hanukkah in Australia: Celebrating perseverance and visibility in the summertime’, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, December 2020

”Tis the Season to be Misgendered’, Grit Daily News, December 2020

‘Reimagining the Mikvah’, Island Magazine, Issue 160, September 2020

‘This year Rosh Hashanah will be different, but at least I’ll be celebrating it’, SBS, September 2020

‘International Day of the Dog vignettes’, Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Collection, August 2020 (Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4)

‘Why we cannot be ‘progressive except for Palestine”, Overland, July 2020

‘How deep is too deep’, Victorian Writer, June-September 2020

‘How make-up helped me express my gender identity’, SBS, April 2020

‘What I learned about the future from my students’Matters Journal, Issue 4, March 2020

‘My father’s writing has nurtured me throughout my life’, SBS, August 2019

‘Is the media getting the messaging right on climate change?’, Crikey, June 2019

‘Corporate queerness’LOTL Magazine, Winter 2019

‘The ideal companions’LOTL Magazine, Winter 2019

‘The down to earth candidate’LOTL Magazine, November 2018

‘Transgender and gender diverse representation on the big screen’, Archer Magazine, October 2018

‘Village people’The Big Issue, October 2018

‘The five types of tears of high-profile people’, ten daily, October 2018

‘Our bodies and minds are not datasets’Festival of Dangerous Ideas, UNSW Centre for Ideas, October 2018

‘We must keep #Scomophobia out of our classrooms’, ten daily, September 2018

‘Life writing as an outlet for LGBTIQA+ youth’Bent Street, September 2018

‘The greyhound industry is Australia’s largest puppy farm’, ten daily, August 2018

‘We spoke to refugees on Manus about this week’s leadership mess’, Junkee, August 2018

‘We shouldn’t be free to air racist bile on TV’, ten daily, August 2018

‘Being trans-exclusionary is not radical’Meanjin, January 2018

‘It’s not easy being marginalised’, SBS, November 2017

‘Marriage equality is not the biggest issue affecting LGBTQ Australians’, The Huffington Post, November 2017

‘Men of Manus: The stories of the refugees we have left behind’, Junkee, November 2017

‘Out of the closet’The Big Issue, November 2017

‘The Bachelor: Understanding the attraction of watching the reality show’, Archer Magazine, September 2017

‘Inside the marriage equality furore with ‘Same Love’ singer Mary Lambert’Junkee, September 2017

‘Sequential Dreams’, Return Flight MEL>EDI (a cross-continental creative exchange between twenty artists and writers in Melbourne and Edinburgh), Going Down Swinging, May 2017

‘Re-reading Anne Frank’s diary as a queer Jewish person’, SBS, April 2017

‘Silence and stillness’, Kill Your Darlings, Issue 28, January 2017

‘On physical queer identifiers and “passing” as straight’, SBS, January 2017

‘Five things you didn’t know about the bento box’, Urban Walkabout, December 2016

‘An open letter to Senator Abetz’The Vocal, November 2016

‘The Supermoon, grief and a turbulent month’Urban Walkabout, November 2016

LGBTI people need doctors to leave their prejudice at the door’Sydney Morning Herald, October 2016

‘A love story with Taylor Hanson: How I found queerness in hetero ’90s pop culture’Junkee, November 2016

‘The shy extrovert and the social media introvert’The Vocal, September 2016

‘A personal story to highlight the ridiculous and dangerous nature of a marriage equality plebiscite’The Vocal, August 2016

‘What AFL’s inaugural Pride Game means to me as a queer woman’Daily Life, August 2016

‘How to make grief less awkward: A guide to talking about death with the ones you love’The Vocal, January 2016 (republished by Daily Life in April 2016)

‘The overlooked B in LGBTI’The Vocal, October 2015 (republished by Everyday Feminism in May 2016)

‘When feeling sad turns out to be S.A.D.’Feminartsy, May 2016

‘A love letter to nonfiction’Writers Connect, Winter 2015

‘Wild Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park: A road trip of geysers, mountains, bears and bison’High 50 Travel, June 2015

‘Out of the closet: Two queer fashionistas explore the links between sexuality and appearance, and the pressure to ‘dress down’ for society’Archer Magazine, Issue 3: Summer 2014/2015

‘Memory Box’, Seizure, January 2015

‘Leaving Sydney’, Postcards: everywhere all the time, February 2014


‘Queer identity, lust and grief in Lauren John Joseph’s debut novel’, The Conversation, May 2022

‘From gripping sagas to personal essays: Australian books for the coronavirus lockdown’, the Guardian, April 2020

‘More than a coming-out story: 10 books to read during Pride month’, the Guardian, June 2019

Review of The Natural Way of Things, ArtsHub, February 2016

Review of Burial Rites, ArtsHub, April 2014

Review of Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World, ArtsHub, May 2013

Review of The 2013 Voiceless Anthology, ArtsHub, December 2012

Review of Dancing to the Flute, Writers Connect, Spring 2012

Review of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, ArtsHub, August 2012

Review of The Rest is Weight, ArtsHub, July 2012

Review of The Dinner, ArtsHub, July 2012

Review of Dogs in Australian Art, ArtsHub, May 2012


‘State Library Lawn’ won the Stonnington Prize for Poetry in 2016

‘Inconvenience’, BanQuet: A Feast of New Writing and Art by Australian Queer Women, 2011

‘Rurbania’, BanQuet: A Feast of New Writing and Art by Australian Queer Women, 2010

‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’Queer Vertigo, 2005

‘Addicts’ Town’, loose lips: UTS Writers’ Anthology, 2004