Rae White

Rae White is a non-binary writer and poet. Their poetry collection Milk Teeth (UQP) won the 2017 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. Their short story The Body Remembers won second prize in the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Rae is the editor of #EnbyLife Journal for non-binary creatives.
benefits of reading

The community building benefits of reading

Reading is usually considered a solitary endeavour, but book groups transform it into a community-focused activity. When I first joined a book group at Avid Reader in Brisbane’s West End, I was hoping to make new friends and broaden my […]

Mend your old clothes

Mend your old clothes and make it feel brand new

Some months into the pandemic, news outlets began reporting on the ineffectiveness of cloth masks. “Time to chuck the cloth!” they warned. I read on, slightly horrified. While I understand the health and safety benefits of N95 masks and alike, […]

Finding connection in community

Finding connection in community

When times are tough, we often fall back on community: on the kindness and strength of those within our neighbourhoods, networks and families. We look at what it feels like to be part of a wider community that’s making a difference through mutual aid.

The reality of "in real life"

The reality of “in real life”

The binary of “real life” versus “online” is full of grey areas and far more fluid than we think. Do we need to reconsider the weight and authenticity of our online interactions and reframe what we consider “real”? We take a look.

Polyamory in a Pandemic

Polyamory in a Global Pandemic

Navigating multi-partnered relationships is, at the best of times, like herding cats. For Rae White, a non-binary transgender poet and writer, the global pandemic has added an extra challenge to their polyamorous way of life.