This is, as Virginia Woolf advocated, a room of my own: a space in which I can explore and nurture an emerging voice. Music, travel, history, ideas and truly terrible television are my main vices. Gender inequality and dealing with a chronic illness are my main gripes.

I live in Canberra, Australia. My day job concerns international (particularly Asian) politics. I have a wonderful husband and two doggos who, together, provide ample opportunities to laugh and smile.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Relations (with First Class Honours) from the University of Queensland, where I focused my study on Eastern European history, culture and politics (this was clearly not of use in the Australian employment market).

My gradual migration south started at 17, when I left my hometown of Rockhampton: renowned for its cattle, heat, murders and racism.

I am thrilled to be 2017 Writer in Residence for Feminartsy in 2017. Check out the work of this awesome feminist literature and arts journal here.

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