Broken and Whole – 1st in the KSP Short Fiction Awards 2016, Youth Category (Judges’ Report)
Participant in Express Media’s Toolkits: Creative Writing program 2016
A discussion of Australia’s refugee policies, with a focus on the need for empathy and compassion and refuting the argument that “we should look after our own first”.
Finding Your Story in Multicultural Australia – Rosie Respect
A reflection on and discussion of the need for multiculturalism in Australia to progress – from assimilation and entertainment to respect and integration.
I discuss my appreciation of historical fiction and how it complements our factual understanding of the past, in relation to Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee.
I reflect on Malala Yousafzai’s memoir and discuss how she has inspired me, in relation to the issues of education and advocacy.
Coming of age as a young writer is a journey of both passion and self-doubt. I take a look at Studio Ghibli’s Whisper of the Heart, a uniquely honest film in its depiction of this process; reflecting on my own experiences, and the role of storytelling and aspiration.
A discussion of stereotypes and cultural diversity in relation to Preloved by Shirley Marr – a powerful example of minority representation done right.
Guest Blog Posts
Returning to Writing After an Extended Period – Writability
Book Review: On the Edge of Gone – Steph Bowe’s blog
Book Review: Little Paradise – Pencilled In blog
Nonfiction Subeditor – Pencilled In Issue 1, ‘Fear and Hope’, 2017
Editorial Board – Dissent, 2017