Writing Portfolio

Creative Writing

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

Nonfiction

The Problems with Limiting Compassion for RefugeesRight Now

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 AustraliaRosie Respect

A reflection on and discussion of the need for multiculturalism in Australia to progress – from assimilation and entertainment to respect and integration.

Hidden Voices of History

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.

The Power of Education and Peaceful Protest

I reflect on Malala Yousafzai’s memoir and discuss how she has inspired me, in relation to the issues of education and advocacy.

On Writing, Dreams and Aspiration

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.

More Than Just a Single Story

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

Editing

Nonfiction Subeditor – Pencilled In Issue 1, ‘Fear and Hope’, 2017

Editorial Board – Dissent, 2017