Nonfiction and Essays

I write primarily about art, culture, politics, and education. My commentary has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Prospect Magazine, Meanjin Quarterly, Kill Your Darlings, and Overland Literary Journal, among others.

My work ranges from narrative journalism to evergreen criticism; from timely op-eds to longform think pieces and memoir. A selection can be found below.


READER’S DIGEST

Why you need Mary Oliver’s poetry in your life right now

PROSPECT MAGAZINE

My classes are all online – so why am I paying the same pre-Covid university fees?

KILL YOUR DARLINGS

The Joy of ‘Bad’ Art

SHEKNOWS

Call My Agent on Netflix Is a Quietly Radical Look at Problems Queer Parents Face

OVERLAND LITERARY JOURNAL

Against best-of lists

Bi Choice

MEANJIN QUARTERLY

What I’m Reading

DEMOS JOURNAL

Death by a thousand cuts: Australia, the arts, and the modern university

Same Words, Different Tongues

THE CANBERRA TIMES

Turning local creative initiatives into dying arts

SCREEN QUEENS

From Woolf Biopics to ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ – On the Pathologising of Woman Geniuses

VARSITY

Must be the Season of the Bitch: Women in Horror

THE CAMBRIDGE STUDENT

‘Rebecca’ and the Gothic Horror of Endless Remakes

BOSSY

The Politics of Self-Deprecation

ART NEWS PORTAL

Ignoble Prizes? Bob Dylan’s excellence and the snubbing of everybody else’s

ANU COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

On theses, keeping it real, and Edgar Allan Poetry

CAPITAL LETTERS

We Have To Talk About Women’s Fiction

Translator, Traitor

Embodying Character: Physical Symbolism or Lazy Stereotypes?

The Byronic Hero’s Path: A Tortu(r)ous Road

What Makes Literature Australian?

WRITER’S EDIT

Ultimate Guide: 9 Fiction Genres You Should Know About

LIP MAGAZINE

Self-help, Beauty Privilege, and the Truth About Confidence

SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA

Brood For Thought: On The Enduring Appeal Of The Moody Male Lead

Horses Are Not Machines: On Writing the Steeds of Fantasy Fiction

THE FEMINIST WIRE

Stop Commenting on How Much She Eats

Writing Wrongs

WORONI

Il Matrimonio? Preferisco Guidare Il Mio Motorino In Giro Per L’Africa Prima (Marriage? I’d Rather Ride My Scooter Around Africa First)

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AWARDS

The Undergraduate Awards: Global Winner of the Music, Film and Theatre category in 2018, and Highly Commended in the Literature category in 2017.

“An Individual Reflects” – 2017 Writers’ Square Essay Contest – Honourable Mention

“Hearing His Stories” – 2016 Writers’ Square Essay Contest – Honourable Mention

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2018 Undergraduate Awards