Themes & Work
Life in the intersections. Marginal identities and experiences. Representation for the underrepresented.
Visas are the bane of my existence. Migration policy, international study, the effect of immigration systems on mental health and livelihood.
Bringing people together for shared causes and learning about each other’s lives.
Looking at pop culture and media entities from queer, feminist, intersectional lenses.
Supporting survivors of sexual assault, fighting stigma, brown is a queer colour too!
Tech is more than just coding and arts does not have to fear the digital!
Anti-capitalist, artsy, activist approaches to business and economic practices.
Games and other interactive experiences that build empathy and provide new perspectives.
HEY THIS SEEMS LIKE A FUN IDEA WHY NOT
Programming team and producer of special immersive experience for experimental multi-arts community festival in Edinburgh Gardens.
Advisory and mentorship work for 2019. Core organiser 2018 and 2017, marshall 2016. Have been involved with Slutwalk around the world (Brisbane, Sydney, San Francisco) since the very beginning.
Voice of recurring character Storm in Australian LGBTQIA slice-of-life audio drama. Co-wrote and performed queer polyamorous love song for special musical episode.
Stage magic, storytelling, and social justice show about impostor syndrome, fear of failure, and queer feminist takes on classic magic tricks. First show produced and presented at Melbourne Fringe 2018 as part of Women’s Circus Still I Rise Fringe Mentorship program, reprised at Midsumma 2019 as part of Midsumma Pathways, sections performed at The Cocoa Butter Club, Crack X, TAINT, Honcho Disko, and various other events. Currently in early exploratory stages of potential sequel based on manipulation, celebrity, seduction, also planning USA tour.
Public Speaking and Panels
Panelist, moderator, speaker, and keynote at Emerging Writers Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, One Woman Project, VidCon Australia, Freeplay Independent Games Festival, Alterconf, NZ GDC, PAX Australia, Continuum, Creative State Summit, SF LGBTQ Speakers Bureau, and much more.
Signed onto Howell Management for commercial acting and extras roles.
Part-time online course with Swinburne University of Technology.
Co-produced & co-directed experimental project Rebirth for Melbourne-based LGBTQIA disability arts collective. Also co-produced performances for Melbourne Writers Festival and Midsumma 2018. Future projects a possibility!
Volunteer Manager for 2018 and 2019, also stepped up for other production and organisational work. Likely to return as Volunteer Manager or other production role for 2020.
Sensitivity Reading for the Stage
Research into adapting concepts of sensitivity reading, cultural competency, script development, and similar work towards theatre and live art, in conjunction with the Centre for Dramaturgy and Curation.
Memoir essays about experiences taking up lessons on boundaries and self-confidence from professional dominatrixes. Stalled due to time & money but may revisit this in the near future.
Queer perspectives on international organising celebrity Marie Kondo and the KonMari method = tweet threads, analytical essay of The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up, comedy affectionate parody act. Did briefly look into being a certified KonMari consultant but the process is very expensive!
Staff writer (2017-2018) for international LGBTQIA women’s web magazine, writing about international affairs, mental health, pop culture, lifestyle, sexuality. Currently a contributing writer on occasion.
Dandy Minion and Burlesque Dancer for Melbourne Festival 2017 production of New York theatre maker Taylor Mac’s 24-hour immersive experiential maximalist music + drag + performance art + theatre event about American history and culture, particularly from a queer alternative lens.
Experimental mini ($55 for 55 minutes) consulting sessions on diversity, arts, business, and various other topics. Looking into similar consulting work on a larger scale.