Gemma Mahadeo is creating writing
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My name is Gemma Mahadeo, and I'm based in Melbourne (Narrm), Australia. I identify as a migrant, and a queer woman of colour. I was born in London, and have lived in the Philippines. The photo above is of pork crackling, and I've no idea why I look so disdainful when I am a very, very happy omnivore.

I write poetry and different modes of non-fiction: memoir, book reviews, and beer reviews. I'm currently exploring experimental ways of reviewing books.

I've finished work on my first poetry chapbook manuscript called have questions / will answer.

My second chapbook in progress is also nearly finished and will be about my experiences in psychiatric ward hospitalisation for treatment-resistant major depressive disorder, called Inpatient, but I'm really quite patient!

By the end of 2018, I'm hoping to finish work on an ekphrastic video game poetry zine: 
oh, the games p(eo)pl(e) play!

I'm also a musician, and play and perform occasionally. I play the flute, the viola da gamba (NOT the viola!), violoncello, piano, melodica, various recorders, and bass guitar - have deliberately listed my instruments in order of personal familiarity and fluency!

I occasionally collaborate with Trevor Crowe, and we are looking at releasing a booze and cocktail-inspired zine series. The first volume is 'Bloody Mary vs. Virgin Mary'. It's nearly finished, and we're hoping to release it by the end of 2018.

This will mainly be for funding new content for my blog 'Eat, Drink, Stagger', hot on the heels of my Melbourne Emerging Writers Festival 2018 appearance on a panel about food writing. Learn more: eatdrinkstagger.com

Tiers
drink's on me
$5 or more per blog post
You are literally enabling me to buy a zine, a hot drink, or a tin of alcohol for my blog series and patrons get to read content before it goes public:

http://eatdrinkstagger.com/2018-sip-zine-review-index/


Content will be password-protected, and patrons get the passwords and URLs to read content before anyone else!

cover those costs
$10 or more per blog post
You will get to know what week's drink-zine combo well in advance, before the blog post is even written, as well as the password to read content before anyone else!


It's roughly about ten bucks to buy a zine and drink to review. I don't accept or review freebies - this is why I buy what I review. 


Covering my material costs means I can tell it like it is (in ways that are intersectionally feminist, LGBTIQ+ friendly, and supportive of all colours and creeds).

choose your own flavour adventure
$25 or more per blog post
I'll compile a list of what zines and drinks I have available, accessible once you're signed up. 


You will get to choose what zine I read, and what drink to match it with, and I'll write up the flavour hijinks.


You get to read/access this post before any other supporters in the other tiers, and with your consent, your name/details will be acknowledged in the relevant post. You can also choose to remain anonymous or provide a nickname etc. and I'll make sure everyone knows *you* chose the combo for that specific blog post.


My name is Gemma Mahadeo, and I'm based in Melbourne (Narrm), Australia. I identify as a migrant, and a queer woman of colour. I was born in London, and have lived in the Philippines. The photo above is of pork crackling, and I've no idea why I look so disdainful when I am a very, very happy omnivore.

I write poetry and different modes of non-fiction: memoir, book reviews, and beer reviews. I'm currently exploring experimental ways of reviewing books.

I've finished work on my first poetry chapbook manuscript called have questions / will answer.

My second chapbook in progress is also nearly finished and will be about my experiences in psychiatric ward hospitalisation for treatment-resistant major depressive disorder, called Inpatient, but I'm really quite patient!

By the end of 2018, I'm hoping to finish work on an ekphrastic video game poetry zine: 
oh, the games p(eo)pl(e) play!

I'm also a musician, and play and perform occasionally. I play the flute, the viola da gamba (NOT the viola!), violoncello, piano, melodica, various recorders, and bass guitar - have deliberately listed my instruments in order of personal familiarity and fluency!

I occasionally collaborate with Trevor Crowe, and we are looking at releasing a booze and cocktail-inspired zine series. The first volume is 'Bloody Mary vs. Virgin Mary'. It's nearly finished, and we're hoping to release it by the end of 2018.

This will mainly be for funding new content for my blog 'Eat, Drink, Stagger', hot on the heels of my Melbourne Emerging Writers Festival 2018 appearance on a panel about food writing. Learn more: eatdrinkstagger.com

Recent posts by Gemma Mahadeo

Tiers
drink's on me
$5 or more per blog post
You are literally enabling me to buy a zine, a hot drink, or a tin of alcohol for my blog series and patrons get to read content before it goes public:

http://eatdrinkstagger.com/2018-sip-zine-review-index/


Content will be password-protected, and patrons get the passwords and URLs to read content before anyone else!

cover those costs
$10 or more per blog post
You will get to know what week's drink-zine combo well in advance, before the blog post is even written, as well as the password to read content before anyone else!


It's roughly about ten bucks to buy a zine and drink to review. I don't accept or review freebies - this is why I buy what I review. 


Covering my material costs means I can tell it like it is (in ways that are intersectionally feminist, LGBTIQ+ friendly, and supportive of all colours and creeds).

choose your own flavour adventure
$25 or more per blog post
I'll compile a list of what zines and drinks I have available, accessible once you're signed up. 


You will get to choose what zine I read, and what drink to match it with, and I'll write up the flavour hijinks.


You get to read/access this post before any other supporters in the other tiers, and with your consent, your name/details will be acknowledged in the relevant post. You can also choose to remain anonymous or provide a nickname etc. and I'll make sure everyone knows *you* chose the combo for that specific blog post.