Winnie Dunn is a Tongan writer from Mount Druitt in Western Sydney. Winnie is currently the manager of Sweatshop – a Western Sydney Literacy Movement, and she has just graduated from a Bachelor of Arts at Western Sydney University. Winnie’s work has been published in: The Vocal, The Big Black Thing, Voiceworks and Griffith Review.
Lorin Elizabeth is a spoken word poet, teaching artist and feminist who co-founded the Enough Said poetry slam and is published in Going Down Swinging’s audio anthology. Lorin has toured the USA poetry slam circuit, featured at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Albuquerque, NM and self-published an EP called Poems.
Neha is a Sydney-based writer, journalist and the editor of Vault magazine. She writes a column for SBS Life and her writing has been featured in Australian and international publications including Daily Life, The Sydney Morning Herald, Broadsheet, VICE, i-D, Museum and more. Her work focuses on art and culture.
Sharona is a public servant by day and a writer of fiction and non-fiction by night. She has a particular interest in speculative fiction, fantasy, and all kinds of pop culture. She founded and edits popculture-y.com.
Karlie is a proud Kamilaroi lady with degrees in mathematics and physics. She is currently doing a joint research masters project with CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science and ANU’s Research School for Astronomy and Astrophysics. Karlie has a passion for making STEM accessible to people of all different backgrounds.
Zoya Patel founded online feminist journal Feminartsy in 2014, following four years as Editor-In-Chief of Lip Magazine. Zoya was Highly Commended in the Scribe Publishing Non-Fiction Prize 2015, was the 2014 recipient of the Anne Edgeworth Young Writers’ Fellowship, and was named the 2015 ACT Young Woman of the Year.
Odette is a co-founder of Demos Journal, a new Canberra publication. She is in her final year studying law and sociology at ANU, and has spent much of her degree campaigning for the university to divest from fossil fuels. She also works as a research assistant, and believes in the combined power of research, creativity and activism to challenge injustice.
Rosanna Stevens is a writer, musician, and events producer. Her publication credits include The Toast, The Lifted Brow, and The Believer. Rosanna has curated events with National Library of Australia, Floriade, Emerging Writers Festival and LAMBDA LitFest LA. She has interned with McSweeney’s, and studied writing at UTS and The Second City.
Laura Sweeney is a human rights advocate working to protect and promote the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people in Australia. She has lived in the Blue Mountains, Canberra and, most recently, Sydney, where she is the Specialist LGBTI Adviser at the Australian Human Rights Commission.