With a degree in Mass Communication majoring in Journalism and Corporate Screen Production, I have been writing professionally for almost 10 years. My work includes articles, personal essays, interviews and media releases that have been published in major news outlets, LGBTIQ+ media, literary journals and online.
My writing focuses primarily on my passions which include advocacy around mental health, LGBTIQ+ communities and other marginalised groups. I approach all my writing projects with respect and a huge focus on honesty, accuracy, and honouring lived experiences.
Some of my published work includes:
Bent Street 3 sees the publication covering exciting developments within the broader Australian queer community, including the strengthening of public displays of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ pride and visibility, views on ‘gay conversion’, historical perspectives on Stonewall, queer cabaret, religious discrimination, and much more. Bent Street 3 brings you ‘The Year in Queer 2019’.
When coming out to family, we want to believe the people who raised us will love us unconditionally, and not see us any differently, but unfortunately this is not always the case. Approximately 40% of homeless youth are LGBTIQ+, due to having been kicked out of home, or having self-selected out because of safety.
Homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and intersex exclusion are often categorised by the general population as a thing of the past. As if, the fact that LGBTIQ+ people are not physically or verbally assaulted to the extent they were in the past, somehow means everything is equal and just. Unfortunately, this is not often the case.
“Of all systems of oppression, intersex is just one of them and I try to link identity politics with two that I’m invested in. One, I’m part Mexican and part Greek, so I try to show people the linkages between how being brown in a white supremacist culture, is a direct threat to white supremacy. I link that with intersex oppression where intersex bodies are a direct threat to the heteronormative structure in society and so the medical industry tries to erase our bodies off the map because it poses a threat to that false binary of sex and gender.”
Hannah Hart is a lot of things. She’s an award winning comedian, a professional YouTuber and Internet Personality. She’s an actress, producer, philanthropist and a New York Times best selling author. All of this and she hasn’t even reached 30 yet! Most would probably know her best from her My Drunk Kitchen series on YouTube (for which she’s won multiple awards).
South African/NZ comedian Urzila Carlson is performing at Perth Comedy Festival with her show Unacceptable and she’s excited about it! I had the opportunity to talk to her about her style of comedy, sexuality, the financial stability of Perth coffee buyers and more.
Ryan Cassata & The Rhythm formed in July of this year, the by-product of connections formed through college, social media and the Long Island music scene. With a rock sound, a passion for music and some studio singles in the works, I’m not surprised if you think this band sounds a lot like the many others out there. This however, is not the case.