Bastian Fox Phelan
Bastian Fox Phelan is a writer, musician, zinemaker and citizen scientist. Bastian’s debut memoir about female facial hair, PCOS and gender identity is forthcoming from Giramondo. They are a PhD student at University of Newcastle, working on an eco-memoir of Mulubinba Newcastle. They live on Awabakal land. You can follow Bastian’s rockpooling adventures on Instagram @rockpooling or on iNaturalist.
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How To Be Between
by Bastian Fox Phelan
Published May 2022
A Communal Genre
I don’t think good queer memoir needs to have a didactic relationship to ideological representation. But there is, here, a more sophisticated understanding of representation than we’ve seen in Australian memoir recently. It can be important and necessary to build your identity using what you see around you, but this work is collaborative rather than transactional or instructional.