GLOBE Focus on: LBTQ in Print

February 1st 2019
6pm to 10pm
Upside Rooftop
127 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

GLOBE Focus on Women is a series of quarterly events focused on key topics of discussion for Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans and Queer women.

GLOBE provides a safe and fun environment for LBTQ women and their friends to meet new faces and share powerful stories.

 

After the incredible success of our inaugural Focus on Women event in 2018, GLOBE is extremely excited to bring you Focus on Print – exploring Queer people in Print.

Join us in February as our insightful LBTQ and non-binary speakers discuss how they became writers and journalists, how writing has challenged them and how their queerness influences their writing.

 

Meet our Panellists

Charlotte Raymond

Charlotte is a Melbourne based poet seeking to use performance to explore the human experience. Born to Filipino- Sri Lankan parents, she often writes about presenting as a queer woman of colour.

She hopes to provide a voice to the unspoken stories in the Melbourne poetry scene and help those with similar experiences to find comfort in commonalities.

Recently publishing her first collection of works ‘The Melanin Monologues- A Charlotte’s Web’, her work focuses on the intersections of identity, the integration of culture, and the emotions that manifest in presenting as a queer woman of colour.

She has featured at Mother Tongue, Griffin Speak, Girls on Key and is three time winner of Slamalamadingdong.

Her work has featured in DJed Press ans she has been a support act for One Thousand Promises and Arielle Cottingham.

 

Roz Bellamy

 

Roz is a freelance writer and journalist, and the deputy online editor at Archer Magazine. Roz has written for The Big Issue, Daily Life, EverydayFeminism, Huffington Post, Junkee, Kill Your Darlings, LOTL Magazine, Meanjin, SBS, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Ten Daily. Roz is a contributor to two books, Living and Loving in Diversity (Wakefield Press) and Going Postal: More Than ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ (Brow Books).

Roz has a Master of Teaching from Monash University, and a Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) with Honours from the University of Technology, Sydney. Roz is a PhD student and research assistant at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University.

Roz has appeared at the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the National Young Writers’ Festival, the Melbourne Fringe Festival, and Queerstories, in addition to Australian and international academic conferences. Roz runs writing workshops for various organisations and councils, and has been interviewed by ABC Radio Sydney, Bent TV (Channel 31), SBS and Joy FM.

 

Nevo Zisin

Nevo is a Jewish, Queer, non-binary activist, public speaker and author.

At 21, Nevo released their memoir Finding Nevo, which details their experiences with gender and sexuality, their relationship with their Jewish faith, and other parts of the rich tapestry that makes up their identity.

The Canberra Times described the book as “impactful” and “an enriching, worthwhile read for everyone”. The Brisbane Times said the book “leaves the reader with a deeper understanding of the arbitrariness of binary gender divisions and how they box us all in.”

In addition to writing this memoir, Nevo also runs workshops and professional development in schools and workplaces around gender inclusivity. They have appeared in various media discussing their complex relationship with gender as well as being featured in a documentary called Love In Full Colour and the Safe School’s program All of Us.