Articles and Essays
‘My father’s writing has nurtured me throughout my life’, SBS, 28 August 2019
‘More than a coming-out story: 10 books to read during Pride month’, The Guardian, 18 June 2019
‘Is the media getting the messaging right on climate change?’, Crikey, 7 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, 26 October 2018
‘Village people’, The Big Issue, 19 October 2018
‘The five types of tears of high-profile people’, ten daily, 9 October 2018
‘We must keep #Scomophobia out of our classrooms’, ten daily, 3 September 2018
‘Life writing as an outlet for LGBTIQA+ youth’, Bent Street, 2 September 2018
‘The greyhound industry is Australia’s largest puppy farm’, ten daily, 28 August 2018
‘We spoke to refugees on Manus about this week’s leadership mess’, Junkee, 24 August 2018
‘We shouldn’t be free to air racist bile on TV’, ten daily, 10 August 2018
‘Being trans-exclusionary is not radical’, Meanjin, 23 January 2018
‘It’s not easy being marginalised’, SBS, 24 November 2017
‘Marriage equality is not the biggest issue affecting LGBTQ Australians’, The Huffington Post, 14 November 2017
‘Men of Manus: The stories of the refugees we have left behind’, Junkee, 7 November 2017
‘Out of the closet’, The Big Issue, 2 November 2017
‘Inside the marriage equality furore with ‘Same Love’ singer Mary Lambert’, Junkee, September 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
‘Why I agree we need to celebrate heterosexuals, with one caveat’, 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
‘What AFL’s inaugural Pride Game means to me as a queer woman’, Daily Life, August 2016
‘When feeling sad turns out to be S.A.D.’, Feminartsy, May 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)
‘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
‘Memory Box’, Seizure, January 2015
‘A double bed, please’, The Adventure Report, January 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
‘Leaving Sydney’, Postcards: everywhere all the time, February 2014
‘Is this working?’, Compass, Summer Issue, December 2013
My essay about attending a Jewish school as a queer and non-binary person, ‘Binary School’, has been published in Growing Up Queer in Australia (Black Inc.) Listen to the audiobook here, and order the book in paperback or as an eBook here.
An article I wrote about marriage equality in Australia has been published in Going Postal: More Than ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ (Brow Books). The book was launched in November 2018.
An essay I wrote about my hair and ethnicity has been published in Living and Loving in Diversity: An Anthology of Australian Multicultural Queer Adventures, the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC)’s book (Wakefield Press). The book was launched in September 2018.
My essay ‘Sequential Dreams’ was published by Going Down Swinging in the print edition of Return Flight Flight MEL>EDI, a cross-continental creative exchange between twenty artists and writers in Melbourne and Edinburgh, in May 2017.
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‘The Bachelor: Understanding the attraction of watching the reality show’, Archer Magazine, September 2017
Review of Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World, May 2013, ArtsHub
Awards and appearances
My poem, ‘State Library Lawn’, won the Stonnington Prize for Poetry in 2016.
My memoir writing was shortlisted for the 2014 Scribe Nonfiction Prize.
I have been interviewed about my writing on ABC Radio, Joy FM and Channel 31, and have discussed my writing at the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the National Young Writers’ Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, La Trobe University’s Pride Day, the Bendigo Pride Festival and at multiple academic conferences. For more details, see my events page.
I love the work of Maggie Nelson, Audre Lorde, Alison Bechdel, Quinn Eades, Maxine Beneba Clarke, bell hooks, Judith Butler, M. J. Hyland, Sarah Schulman, Masha Gessen, Cheryl Strayed, Maria Tumarkin, Jeanette Winterson, Fiona Wright, and Lidia Yuknavitch.