Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea

Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea

Themes & Work

Themes

Liminality & The In-Between

Life in the intersections. Marginal identities and experiences. Representation for the underrepresented.

Immigration

Visas are the bane of my existence. Migration policy, international study, the effect of immigration systems on mental health and livelihood.

Building Community

Bringing people together for shared causes and learning about each other’s lives.

New Perspectives on Pop Culture

Looking at pop culture and media entities from queer, feminist, intersectional lenses.

Self-Determination on Gender and Sexuality

Supporting survivors of sexual assault, fighting stigma, brown is a queer colour too!

Intersections of Arts and Tech

Tech is more than just coding and arts does not have to fear the digital!

Counter-culture Approaches to Business

Anti-capitalist, artsy, activist approaches to business and economic practices.

Immersive and Interactive Experiences

Games and other interactive experiences that build empathy and provide new perspectives.

SHENANIGANS

HEY THIS SEEMS LIKE A FUN IDEA WHY NOT

Current Work

The Village Festival 2019

Programming team and producer of special immersive experience for experimental multi-arts community festival in Edinburgh Gardens.

Quippings: Disability Unleashed

Co-producing & co-directing experimental project Rebirth for Melbourne-based LGBTQIA disability arts collective. Also co-produced performances for Melbourne Writers Festival and Midsumma 2018.

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.

SlutWalk Melbourne

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.

The Love and Luck Podcast

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.

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.

Acting / Extras

Signed onto Howell Management for commercial acting and extras roles.

Cert IV Accounting and Bookkeeping

Part-time online course with Swinburne University of Technology.

Recent/Backburner Work

Freeplay Independent Games Festival

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.

Queer Lady Magician

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. Main show on hiatus; currently in early exploratory stages of potential sequel based on manipulation, celebrity, seduction.

Femme Daddy

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.

Marie Kueerdo

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!

Autostraddle

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.

A 24 Decade History of Popular Music

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.

55/55

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.

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