About Jessica Knight

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About Jessica Knight

I’m a writer and performer. I live and work on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.

I’m interested in exploring themes of politics, art and the self, through my performing and personal writing. I have created and published zines in collaboration with artist MCdrawn.

My work has appeared in a variety of publications. I am an experienced public speaker. I was a recipient of The Besen Family foundation fellowship in 2018.

Thanks to a Creative Victoria grant I wrote and performed my show Mormon Girl in 2019 at The Melbourne Fringe Festival. A show about faith, sexuality, chronic illness, disability and mental health and learning all the things that my Bishops, parents and doctors never taught me. I have a piece published in the anthology Growing Up Disabled In Australia published by Black Ink in 3021.

I was a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow. I have participated in panels and readings at writers festivals including Red Dirt Poetry Festival 9 Alice Springs), National Young Writers Festival, Emerging Writers Festival and Melbourne Digital Writers Festival.

I have a cat. Its name is Mister Bread.