I tell stories through a mixture of media, including poetry, photographs, storytelling, song, written words and video.
I’ve had over 100 articles, interviews, short memoir pieces, poems, stories, and reviews published in a diverse range of online spaces, magazines, anthologies, guest blogs, and journals. I co-edited Under One Sky, and a collection of After Yasi stories with photographs.
Since moving to Brisbane I’ve become an active member of the wonderful Write Links who focus on writing for children and young adults, as well as QWC and Book Link. I’m now working on several picture book manuscripts, poetry collections, and a chapter book inspired by nearly a decade of living in North Queensland.
My first published words for children are several poems soon to be appearing in Sally Odger’s bumper poetry anthology, Prints Rhyming Anthology, 2015.
I’ve worked as a university tutor, writing group coordinator, dramaturg, teacher aide, storyteller, youth mentor, group blogger, guest blogger, commissioned photographer, gallery attendant, cultural development officer, researcher, workshop facilitator and arts project coordinator and facilitated community engagement projects like Ripple, The Smile Within, women’s storytelling projects. I was a contributor to the ABC Open’ Aftermath project.
I completed my doctorate on the Empowerment of Indigenous women through writing in 2004.
I’m currently looking for my next documentary theme.
In 2012 I was awarded an Australia Day senior cultural medal for services to community based on my writing and contributions to ABC Open from the Cassowary Coastal Council and was thrice nominated for a regional service award for Queensland. Thanks to whoever nominated me for these awards it was most kind of you.