Writer and creator with a sweet tooth for storytelling.

Hand illustration by Moon Bacon















S H O S H I N G T O N

Editorial

ESSAYS, OPINION PIECES + INTERVIEWS


I have a keen interest in the modern zeitgeist, particularly sustainable fashion and women’s rights (including trans-women, WOC, and non-binary people). I have been exploring such topics, via my blog, since early 2018.


S H O S H I N G T O N

Fiction

SHORT STORIES


Growing up as a self-professed ‘indoors kid’, I always had a book in my hand and a story on the boil. I received a Mary Durack young writers award, in 1999, for one of my short stories. Recently, as a way of getting back into writing fiction, I have been entering short story competitions. Adhering to strict deadlines, and that feeling of satisfaction you get just from completing a task, has been really rewarding.


S H O S H I N G T O N

Images

DIGITAL ART + PHOTO SHOOTS


I am largely inspired by nature, fashion and word-play. As often as possible, I like to accompany my writing with a corresponding photo shoot, which I style, direct, and edit myself. I am currently teaching myself Photoshop in order to render more full-bodied narratives.


Writing examples:


Inconceivable

EDITORIAL

I explore (in)fertility, and the gendered issues it elicits, in the wake of discovering I have a biological daughter… read more.

A Perfect Match

FICTION

A romance novelist awakes from a dream with an intense feeling his subconscious is trying to remind him of a sinister occurrence from his past. Will his novels hold the answers?… read more.

Glamorama 2020?

EDITORIAL

My response to Bret Easton Ellis’ op-ed published in Vogue Italia, focusing on the shifting space which gender and identity occupy in fashion today… read more.

TransSeasonal

EDITORIAL

I look at ways to layer outfits, without feeling like James McElver attempting to avoid an excess luggage fee on his EasyJet flight to Glasgow. … read more.

Telling stories is as basic to human beings as eating. More so, in fact, for while food makes us live, stories are what make our lives worth living. They are what makes our condition human.

Richard Kearney, Where Do Stories Come From?

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