Claire Christian is a novelist and playwright who lives in Brisbane. She has had three plays published by Playlab, and her play Bloom was shortlisted for the Griffin Award in 2009. She was one of the YWCA Queensland 125 leading women in 2013. Beautiful Mess won the Text Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing in 2016.
Clementine Ford is a writer, speaker and feminist thinker. She is a columnist for Daily Life and regularly contributes to The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, exploring issues of gender inequality and pop culture.
Clementine’s work has also appeared in the Guardian, Cosmopolitan, Girlfriend, CLEO, Sunday Life and The Big Issue. She has been a guest on ABC’s Q and A, Channel Nine Mornings and is a frequent contributor to Channel Ten’s The Project.
Clementine is the author of the hugely successful Fight Like a Girl and the upcoming Boys Will Be Boys.
Laniyuk Garcon was born of a French mother and a Larrakia, Kungarrakan and Gurindji father. Her poetry and short memoir often reflects the intersectionality of her cross cultural and queer identity. She was fortunate enough to contribute to the book Colouring the Rainbow: Blak Queer and Trans Perspectives. She won the Indigenous residency for Canberra’s Noted Writers Festival 2017 and the Overland Writers Residency for 2018 and was shortlisted for Overland’s 2018 Nakata-Brophy poetry prize.
Brodie Lancaster is a critic and author based in Melbourne. Her first book, a pop culture memoir called No Way! Okay, Fine, was published in 2017. From 2012 to 2017 she edited Filmme Fatales, a zine about women and film, and she’s contributed to places like Rolling Stone, Rookie, Pitchfork and ELLE.
Sara Mansour is a lawyer, spoken word artist and co-founder and director of Bankstown Poetry Slam. An Australian born, Punchbowl raised Muslim, she uses her platform as a poet and convener of Bankstown Poetry Slam to explore issues of politics, race, religion and women in society.
Christie Nieman writes fiction and nonfiction. Her work has been published by Meanjin, Overland and The Guardian, among others, and her novel As Stars Fall and her play Call Me Komachi were both nominated for major awards. She has a PhD in Writing and EcoCriticism and lives and works in country Victoria.
Nevo is a Jewish, Queer, non-binary activist, public speaker and author of Finding Nevo, a memoir on gender transition and a contributor to upcoming Kindred: A Queer #LoveOzYA Anthology to be released in 2019. They are based in Melbourne/Naarm and run workshops and professional development in schools and workplaces around gender inclusivity, unconscious bias and recruitment.
They have appeared in various media discussing their complex relationship with gender. Nevo is a contact point in the Jewish community for other children and families confronting issues of gender and sexuality in their own lives.