Photo by Lauren Connelly (2019)

Photo by Lauren Connelly (2019)

I am a writer and critic from Adelaide, South Australia, located on the unceded land of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. 

I write across the areas of feminism and reproductive health, cultural criticism, regionalism, class, sport and all of their intersections. 

My first book – Show Me Where It Hurts: Essays on Invisible Illness – is a collection of essays which draw on pop culture references and my own experiences to illustrate what it’s like to live with one or more invisible illnesses. It will be on shelves in September 2020 thanks to the wonderful team at Text Publishing.

The writing of Show Me Where It Hurts has been fully funded by Arts SA, and I am deeply grateful to live and work in this state. During the early development of this work I was highly fortunate to receive Copyright Agency funding to secure a mentorship with Fiona Wright.  

In 2018 I was the recipient of the New Critics Award by Kill Your Darlings, and my essay ‘I’m trying to tell you I’m not okay’ was longlisted for The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction. 

My cultural criticism, social commentary and critical essays have been published by outlets including The Adelaide Review, Crikey, frankie magazine, Guardian Australia, Junkee, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, Metro Magazine, and The Wheeler Centre. I was a performance critic for the 2018 and 2019 Adelaide Fringe and 2019 Adelaide Festival seasons with Scotland’s Fest Mag

Away from my desk I spend my spare time smugly enjoying Adelaide’s metropolitan beaches and re-watching Richmond’s 2017 premiership more times than I can count.