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Creatrix Tiara

Creative producer, media-maker, writer, performance artist, activist, rabble-rouser

About Me

Creatrix works with creative arts & media, technology, games, community cultural development, and education to explore ideas around community, identity, liminality, belonging, and social justice. She comes from a long line of migrants, and has never neatly fit into any one demographic or subculture.. Being Othered or Foreign is now near-first-nature to her- it drive’s her life’s work.

She is highly skilled and passionate at building bridges and connections across cultures and demographics, adapting to quickly-changing circumstances, taking initiative, working with new media and technology, researching resources and networks, and producing in multiple creative and media forms. Creatrix is a life-long writer, a strident activist for rights to self-determination and personal choice, and has built a reputation for creating challenging, catalyzing creative & community work that deals with race, gender, sexuality, and nationality. Currently she is very interested in exploring the intersections of arts, technology, and social justice, particularly through digital media, immersive experiences, and games, and looking at the ways that they can be used to convey and support experiences of transience and flux while also building empathy and understanding for experiences and stories outside one’s own.

Creatrix has worked and is working with a wide range of organisations and causes in the US, Australia, Malaysia, and worldwide. These include Lesbians Incorporated, Autostraddle, DiGRA, Global Fund for Women, SF LGBTQ Speakers Bureau, SOMArts, Slutwalk, Center for Sex and Culture, 4zzzfm, Vulcana Women’s Circus, and many more. She holds an MFA in Creative Inquiry from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where she was  also part of the Center for Writing and Scholarship Fellowship (for pedagogy and practical experience in college-level academic tutoring), as well as a Bachelors in Creative Industries (Creative Industries Management, Creative & Professional Writing) from Queensland University of Technology, where she was a recipient of a Student Leadership Award in 2007. Creatrix earned a High Distinction in Harvard Business School’s HBX CORe program and was part of the pilot class for HBX Live Managing Your Career. She is currently a member of Double Union and the fembot collective.

Creatrix is not terribly fond of the question “Where are you from?”, as she finds any possible answer to be deeply insufficient. Since so many people dispute her answer anyway she has been tempted to take on the approach of groundbreaking Victorian-era performance artist and writer Adah Isaacs Menken by changing her story every time. (Add in other identity axes such as gender, sexuality, or politics and there’s enough material for multiple novels.) That said, she is currently based in Melbourne, Australia and islooking for opportunities here or elsewhere.

Qualifications

High Distinction, Harvard Business School - HBX CORe, 2016
Masters of Fine Arts (Interdisciplinary), California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, 2014
Bachelors of Creative Industries (Creative Industries Management, Creative & Professional Writing), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2008

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