writer & occasional musician/performer
Arts, Music, Literature, Cultural Diversity, Disability Rights/Issues, Feminist Policy and Politics, Women’s Affairs, Food and Wine, Gender, Health and Medical, Immigration and Citizenship, LGBTIQ Rights/Issues, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Sexuality, Voluntary Work
Gemma Mahadeo is a Melbourne-based writer and musician. Her family emigrated from England to Australia in 1987. Gemma Mahadeo came to Australia from the UK in 1987. She is a Melbourne-based writer and musician who has performed in the disability troupe ‘Quippings’. Her work has appeared in Cordite, Going Down Swinging, Island (online), Peril, Plumwood Mountain, Rabbit, The Suburban Review, and Tincture.
In 2018, she completed a Women Writers of Colour commission to write three video game ekphrastic poems on the theme of ‘collaboration’ for Writers Victoria’s April-May membership magazine. She currently reviews Victorian beer for Froth, is reviews editor for the Melbourne Spoken Word website, is a Women’s Melbourne Network committee member, and recently appeared on conference and festival panels at Freeplay & Melbourne’s Emerging Writers’ Festival.