Rae White is a non-binary transgender poet, writer and zinester. Their poetry collection Milk Teeth (University of Queensland Press) won the 2017 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry and commended in the 2018 Anne Elder Award. Rae’s short story ‘The Body Remembers’ won Second Prize in the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Their poem ‘what even r u?’ placed second in the 2017 Judith Wright Poetry Prize. Rae is the editor of #EnbyLife, a journal for non-binary and gender diverse creatives.
All essays by Rae White
People often don’t realise my being non-binary means they need to do some work. You can acknowledge my queerness by shaking my partner’s hand but you have to actually change language to get the trans thing right.