I am an experienced freelance writer and editor. I also work as a professional speechwriter and communications specialist (more details on LinkedIn) as well as being the co-founder and ongoing editor of a successful literary journal.

I am a published author of short stories, non-fiction, reviews, satire, theatre, and poetry, both in English and in other languages. I have written for anthologies, websites, and journals including Meanjin Quarterly, Australian Book Review, Overland, The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, Not Very Quiet, Farrago Magazine, Demos, The Feminist Wire, New Territory, The Australian Multilingual Writing Project, Writer’s Edit, Lip, and Prospect Magazine, among others. My writing is curious and analytical: my non-fiction spans political analysis, cultural commentary and arts criticism, while my creative writing regularly experiments with language(s), tone, and style in exploring ideas. More comprehensive information on my writing can be found here.

My original research into biopics had me named 2018 Undergraduate Awards Global Winner for the awards’ Music, Film and Theatre category. In 2019, I was runner-up in the Australia-wide June Shenfield Poetry Award. I have been a featured artist at the National Young Writers’ Festival, the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the Digital Writers’ Festival, Noted Festival, and the National Multicultural Festival, and my plays have been selected and performed on stage. 

I am also a co-founder of Cicerone Journal, an online journal based around the tenets of empathy and thoughtfulness that seeks to encourage an open curiosity about the world. The journal is a platform for exploratory, new and unusual writing. The other editors and I are especially committed to supporting marginalised voices and emerging writers with a story to tell, and seek to mentor writers and foster creative networks across Australia.
In the space of a year, Cicerone Journal went from non-existent to being awarded two competitive arts grants worth a total of over $13,000. We are currently organising literary events and workshops as well as publishing content online. Moreover, in March 2020, we published a collection of short fiction, poetry, and visual art. This anthology is called ‘These Strange Outcrops: Writing and Art from Canberra’ and can be purchased through Cicerone Journal’s website. 

I hold degrees in philosophy, literature, and languages from the Australian National University, as well as a qualification in Mandarin from the National Taiwan University. I will be commencing postgraduate studies in literature, languages, and culture at the University of Cambridge in October 2020.