“Growing up Queer” – Hayley Katzen and Roz Bellamy in conversation with Benjamin Law

Join Benjamin Law as he talks to fellow writers ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ป and ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜‡ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜† about identity and the inspiration behind their writing.

๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ท๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜„ is a celebrated author and journalist, and the editor of ๐™‚๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™๐™ฅ ๐™Œ๐™ช๐™š๐™š๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐˜ผ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™–. He is a columnist for Fairfaxโ€™s Good Weekend magazine, co-host of ABC RNโ€™s weekly national pop culture show, Stop Everything, and frequently appears on the TV shows Q&A, The Drum and The Project. Benjaminโ€™s memoir, The Family Law, about growing up gay and Asian in Australia, was adapted for SBS TV.

๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜‡ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜† is a Melbourne-based writer, PhD candidate, editor at Archer Magazine and is in the process of completing a memoir about gender diversity, Jewish identity, and mental illness. Roz describes their experience attending a Modern Orthodox Jewish school as a queer and non-binary person in their essay โ€˜Binary Schoolโ€™ which appeared in the anthology ๐™‚๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™๐™ฅ ๐™Œ๐™ช๐™š๐™š๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐˜ผ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™–.

๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ป migrated from South Africa to Australia in 1989. After a career as a law lecturer and researcher, Hayley studied acting, and wrote and produced a play about asylum seekers. In 2005, Hayley moved to her girlfriendโ€™s cattle farm in the Australian bush and completed an MFA (Creative Writing). Hayleyโ€™s short-stories and essays have been published internationally. ๐™๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™™ is her debut memoir.

๐——๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ: ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿด๐—ฝ๐—บ

๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐’๐ฒ๐๐ง๐ž๐ฒ ๐‰๐ž๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐—ช๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ. ๐•๐ข๐ž๐ฐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ ๐š๐ญย www.shalom.edu.au

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