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May 15, 2019

On Saturday a small group of trans, queer and gender-diverse people met to workshop creative ways of challenging binary gender categories. If you're getting this update via email it's probably because we've done work like this together or I've cited you, or you've expr...

August 4, 2018

In recent days we've had the joy of witnessing some classic moral panic fanned by news of the fake variety on Channel 9 Breakfast TV, then picked up by Geelong Advertiser, Herald Sun and The Australian. Here's some nice analysis courtesy of Keira Leike.

 The article was...

July 2, 2018

My latest contribution to scholarship in 'Media International Australia'. I compare traditional digital storytelling with fragmented versions of same on social media and think through the ramifications for complex and multiple gender-diverse identities...

July 2, 2018

For the next 6 months or so I'll be running some creative self-making workshops with and for gender-diverse people and their allies. We'll be exploring fluid and multiple identities as we curate them for on and offline social networks. The '(Un)gendered Selfies' that w...

March 8, 2017

Subtitle: thoughts on battling odours with spectres.

Two things coincided recently to teach me an overdue life lesson.

Firstly, I applied for a job and failed to even get an interview… and, secondly, I helped hunt down and isolate a rat plague. This post is all about sme...

January 21, 2017

Dear friends, family and work colleagues, 

It seems some of you have some questions along the lines of What's going on with "Son"? 

A few of you have asked directly and I hope I've given adequate response. If I've seemed vague or obtuse it's because I'm still working thi...

October 14, 2016

I told my best friend last night. I practised beforehand.

I rehearsed 'I have something I want to talk to you about. It's probably no surprise to you... but I want you to take a deep breath and think before you respond...'

I'm thinking about getting a referral to an...

October 8, 2016


I am Son.
I am a teacher and a learner and an activist and an artist and a parent.
I always felt like a 'son' but I don't think that is ever going to happen.
I like power tools.
And labouring in the garden.
I like the muscles I grow when I swim and practice yoga.
My p...

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