December 19, 2018

“Those of us schooled in the humanities and social sciences have become familiar, over the past twenty years or so, with queering things; how might we likewise begin to critically trans- our world?”

(Stryker, Currah & Moore, 2008, p.13)

When men are growing up and readi...

August 3, 2018

Sometimes a book really just speaks to you, and other times it doesn’t. Book reviews detail honest opinions about a book – most commonly a recent release – to let the readers know more about why it is worthy (or not worthy) of reading. A review is not objective, but it...

October 7, 2017

Last weekend, I flew over east for the Newcastle Young Writers Festival, a four-day event for writers, editors, and others in writing-related industries under 35. At the festival, I met young creatives, attended panels and readings, got to the third round of a spelling...

March 3, 2017

The room was dark and the crowd eager when she appeared: LadyNerd Keira Daley, ready to teach. Accompanied by her pianist sidekick Mark Chamberlain, Keira burst into song, introducing the concept of LadyNerds; the women who activated history and explored the unknown, a...

February 20, 2017

The show had started, the lights dimmed, mist poured from the smoke machines, and suddenly the audience was witness to a barbie doll ripping off its limbs to sexy music to reveal Glitta Supernova. What followed was energetic dancing/jiggling, dazzling make-overs, somew...

January 23, 2017

Michael is a young Perth-born Writer/Director/Actor. When I first met him he had just finished a run in a Fringeworld show, an experience that has set him on a new path. “It was quite a big thing for me, I met a whole bunch of lovely people.” The show, “Breathless”, an...

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