A Fat Lady’s Guide to Summer

Summer brings with it so many delights: mangoes, festivals, my birthday, mangoes and long evenings of slow sunsets. But the rising mercury heralds a minefield of distress for many a larger lass. Trips to the beach can yield anxiety and judgment, summer fashions don’t always come above a 14, Christmas brings tactless relatives asking if […]

That Gayby Baby furore

In August, on the eve of Gayby Baby’s release, with schools around the country preparing to screen the film for Wear it Purple Day, the Daily Telegraph saw fit to cover its front page with homophobic attacks on the schools, the familiesĀ in the film and the filmmakers. #GaybyBaby trended for days as thousands came out […]

Women’s Soccer Changed My Life

Belatedly posting this here considering the FIFA Women’s World Cup is over, but I wrote for Daily Life about my experiences with community women’s sport. I wanted to write personally about how valuable I had found joining a women’s soccer team, despite having no interest in being a sports spectator (or audience as I often […]

5 years of musical mayhem: Gay News Network

I had a chat with Cec Busby of the Gay News Network, about Lady Sings it Better’s show this Saturday night. I am thrilled to say that seated tickets are nearly booked out so we’ve released cheap standing room tickets at $25. Here’s the interview with GNN: While her friends and family are celebrating milestones […]

Community Comes Together for Candy Royalle

This article appeared on Gay News NetworkĀ on 9 August 2014. Get along to support Candy Royale on August 24, or donate via the youcaring.com fundraiser page. My name is Maeve Marsden and I hate the word ā€˜inspirationalā€™. I am so desensitised to the Videos That Will Change Your Life shared daily on the book of […]

Telling our Stories

Last night I gave a speech at the launch of aĀ pozible crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the production of Gayby Baby. For me this documentary is special because it celebrates the kind of family I was raised in ā€“ one with same sex parents ā€“ and it also celebrates the kind of family I […]

Should Mardi Gras remain ‘Gay & Lesbian’?

This short opinion piece appeared alongside 4 other viewpoints in the Sydney Morning Herald, in response to the Sydney Mardi Gras name change, on December 3 2011 (incidentally, my 28th birthday). I am producing blackcat lounge, a month-long season of cabaret, as part of Mardi Gras 2012. I’ve spent months programming the season and was […]