sexuality

Summer Skin

Kirsty Eagar


Jess Gordon is out for revenge. Last year the jocks from Knights College tried to shame her best friend. This year she and a hand-picked gang of college girls are going to get even. The lesson: don’t mess with Unity girls.

Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with cure

Eli Clare


In Brilliant Imperfection Eli Clare uses memoir, history, and critical analysis to explore cure – the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed.

‘Fuckability: Exploring My Disability and Queer Sexuality’ (in Doing It, edited by Karen Pickering)

Jax Jacki Brown


In this essay, from a collection of essays by Australian women on sexual empowerment, Jax Jacki Brown explores love and desire within – and beyond – the confines of the current social understanding of disability.

Honor Girl

Maggie Thrash


A split-second of innocent physical contact at Camp Bellflower pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser, and most surprising of all (at least to Maggie), female counsellor named Erin. But Camp Bellflower is an impossible place for a girl to fall in love with another girl.

Skim

Mariko & Jillian Tamaki


CW: suicide

 When Skim’s classmate takes his own life, the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It’s a weird time to fall in love, but that’s what happens when Skim starts meeting secretly with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms Archer.

The Sidekicks

Will Kostakis


The Swimmer. The Rebel. The Nerd. All Ryan, Harley and Miles had in common was Isaac. They lived different lives, had different interests and kept different secrets. But they shared the same best friend. They were sidekicks. And now that Isaac’s gone, what does that make them?

About a Girl

Joanne Horniman


A spellbinding love story between two young women that unfolds like a series of paintings, exploring the tender moments that pull them together and the secrets that push them apart.

‘Water’, in Heat and Light

Ellen van Neerven


In ‘Water’, a futuristic world is imagined and the fate of a people threatened. Ellen van Neerven’s speculative story challenges our rigid conventional understandings of gender, race, sexuality and identity, and asks ‘just how far have we really come?’