Image: Robin, a white femme genderfluid intersex person, seated in their manual wheelchair in front of a brick wall. They have blue hair, glasses, several visible tattoos and piercings, and are wearing purple lipstick and a shirt that says THE FUTURE IS ACCESSIBLE (courtesy of Annie Segarra). They are looking toward the upper left of the photo.
Contact Robin: robin.m.eames at gmail.com
Robin M. Eames is a queercrip writer/artist/activist living on Gadigal land (Sydney, Australia). They graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, majoring in History and Gender Studies, and recently completed their History Honours thesis.
Their work has been published or is upcoming in Cordite, Voiceworks, Breath & Shadow, Uncanny Magazine’s Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, Archer Magazine, Ibis House, Junkee, Red Room Poetry, GlitterShip, Strange Horizons, Luna Station Quarterly, Streetcake Magazine, Glitterwolf, and the speculative fiction anthology Broken Worlds. Robin has also edited and written for a number of University of Sydney publications, including student newspaper Honi Soit and annual literary journals ARNA and Hermes. They have exhibited art at Newtown Festival, Verge Gallery, the M2 Gallery, the Red Rattler Theatre, and the Burdekin Hotel.
Recent panels include QUEERCRIP REBELLIONS at the Romantica Social Centre’s Rad Queer Fest, CRIPPING THE LITERARY at the poetry festival UNSPOKEN WORDS, and SEX ON WHEELS at the University of Sydney’s Rad Sex and Consent Week. In 2017 and 2018 they were the Sydney site coordinator for the Disability Day of Mourning vigil. They are one of the University of Sydney’s 2018 Disabilities Officers.
Robin is nonbinary and uses they/them/their pronouns. Their interests include transgender history and historiography, comparative mythology, queercrip theory, Mad Studies, weird poetry, invisible histories, cats, black tea, and tattoos.
Find Robin's current clips here. Recent notable clips include:
Archer Magazine, November 2017: Queercrip Communities
Honi Soit, October 2017: Hell on wheels
Robin is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, reported features, editing, and public speaking
Communication availability: Email only
Languages: English (Fluent), Auslan (fingerspelling and some other signs), Swiss German (Basic), High German (Basic), Spanish (Basic)