Rae White

Rae White is a non-binary transgender writer and the editor of, a journal for non-binary and gender diverse creatives. Their poetry collection Milk Teeth (University of Queensland Press) won 2017 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and commended in 2018 Anne Elder Award. Rae’s poem ‘who, what, why, where’ was recently shortlisted for 2020 Woollahra Digital Literary Awards. Their poem ‘hussshhh’ won Best Queensland Entry in 2019 XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word. Rae is currently completing a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship for their YA verse manuscript Welcome Home.

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The last tourist

For the birds at Tangalooma, Moorgumpin (Moreton Island) White-bellied sea eagle it was a sight to sea me, bird of pray nip cormorant neck n yank clean off, blood flushing beige sand red, her wedding dress now russet as screams …

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I’ve got something to say

Will I always be   scowling, cowering up tops of trees under   stars, slumping my shoulders? Will I always be media- frenzied and flung under   palatable rainbow buses? Will I always be   a warning   a cautionary …

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The Unaugmented Reality of Transgender Discrimination: ‘Do more, do better’

‘Do more, do better’ is a poem in four parts that explores transgender discrimination through a hypothetical augmented reality (AR) mobile app. The accompanying inked and embroidered art pieces reiterate key themes within the poem using a medium that could be considered an analogue to tech culture’s digital: craftivism.

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Do more, do better

1. Trans Shield changes the way you see the world, even if the world sees you differently. Until society catches up, there’s an app for that! Just want people to respect your identity? Pissed at being politely misgendered when you …

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tweets i never published

there’s a vision of the person    i want to be & it’s not    the type of person  who goes jogging nor the type of person    who dates @_______    for all of their life  #SorryNotSorry coz sometimes i hate your cheekbones    so immensely …

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