The Dreamlife Zine

DREAMLIFE is an exciting publication which has just been published and released, which accompanies The Dreamlife of Georgie Stone film.

DREAMLIFE is a community-made zine, which aims to provide young transgender, gender diverse and non-binary people with positive visions for the future, and access to their own and others' ‘dream lives', as well as showcasing the diversity and multiplicity of the trans community.

Led by nine brilliant young trans people, the zine includes works which focus on the strength and euphoria of trans stories, and works which imagine worlds in which the change we need has happened, in a hopeful look at trans advocacy and happy trans futures; dreamlives.

DREAMLIFE was available in LUSH stores across NSW, at select World Pride events, or through individual online registration. We sent out 500 copies for free to young trans people across Australia. Unfortunately, free physical copies of DREAMLIFE are no longer available, however, an online PDF version of the zine is soon to be released.

Editorial Committee

The team leading the production of this zine is a group of seven young trans, gender diverse and non binary Australians, from all over Australia. They are working together to conceptualise, create and distribute the publication.

Aud Mason-Hyde | They/Them

Committee Facilitator, Project Lead

At 17, Aud has experience as an actor, spoken word poet, activist and public speaker. In 2017 they created and performed a TedX talk about their experience of gender, which has since garnered over one million views. Aud has appeared in several award-winning films and TV shows, including ‘F*cking Adelaide’, ‘52 Tuesdays’, ‘A Field Guide to Being a 12 Year Old Girl’, ‘Rapture’ and ‘Right Here’. Aud was the 2018 Winner of Spoken Word SA’s inaugural Youth Slam Rumble and has since been a consultant and speaker on Channel Nine's Cultural Conversations series - The Evolution of Gender, peer facilitator on Carclew Youth Arts’ Project ‘Carclew Futures’, and opened the DreamBig Children’s Festival, and the MOD museum’s ‘It’s Complicated’ exhibition. Aud also works as a youth activist in the Adelaide School Strike 4 Climate group, organising major strikes for climate action, and through their workshop facilitation, is a strong advocate for the queering of society. 

Image by Imogen Adair-Cullen.

Mac Zamani | He/Him

Committee Member, Contributor

Hi my name is Mac, I am 18 years old and in year 12. I love reading and being in nature. Outside of school, I spend my spare time working alongside organisations to improve accessibility, inclusivity and outcomes for both LGBTQIA+ and Disabled young people. I am passionate about making sure youth voices and perspectives are shared and valued.

Image by Kaisha Kapadia.

Korra Koperu | They/Them

Committee Member, Contributor

Korra Koperu is a non-binary gender diverse Māori/Moriori (Ngāti Moko Marae, Tapuika iwi) and Aboriginal person. Korra is the current Peer Leader at (in)visible, which they have helped to facilitate groups through lockdown virtually and in-real-life programs. Korra started their advocacy journey for TGNB youth when they were 13, helping to navigate and dismantle systems that discriminated against and weren't made for TGNB young people, which is an ongoing fight. Korra is passionate about their community and wants to collaborate with other QTIPoC young people to not only make sure we have a seat at the table but to re-arrange that table, which we are disproportionately excluded from. Outside of their role, Korra is passionate about continuing to learn more about their culture and decolonising themselves. They are currently on a journey of self-discovery and re-learning about themselves. They love video games, makeup, fashion, art and plants.

Ronan Miles | It/He

Committee Member, Contributor

Ronan Miles is a 14-year-old student, artist and activist from Whadjuk Noongar land in Perth, WA. He is an advocate for social justice and inclusivity within schools and communities and aims to help build an environment that is safe for all to engage with. Ronan is a firm advocate for queer and trans rights in his local community and is a part of many groups that do the same.

Image by Kaisha Kapadia.

Alice Maio Mackay | She/Her

Committee Member, Contributor

Alice Maio Mackay is a 17-year-old transgender award-winning filmmaker based in South Australia. Her Stephen King adaptation A TALE OF THE LAUNDRY GAME, original short TOOTH 4 TOOTH, and others have been extraordinarily popular and successful in festivals, TOOTH 4 TOOTH receiving a distribution deal with Mattioli Productions. Her debut feature film SO VAM, featuring stars BenDeLaCreme and Etcetera Etcetera from Drag Race, premiered at Salem Horror Fest 2021, winning awards and critical praise. In 2022, she directed and co-wrote her second queer horror feature film, BAD GIRL BOOGEY, featuring a cameo from horror icon Bill Mosley, it is currently in post-production. She has a unique, unforgettable style and is an exciting new voice in genre cinema.

Image by Kaisha Kapadia.

Theo Warner | He/Him

Committee Member, Contributor

Theo Warner is an artist, drag performer, and student living in Adelaide, South Australia. He is a 2022 graduate of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Vanguard program, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Drama at Flinders University.

Image by Kaisha Kapadia.

Anastasia Beasley | They/She/He

Committee Member, Contributor

Anastasia Beasley is an artist and arts worker from Noongar country in Western Australia, where they studied Arts Management at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. They’re passionate about supporting and creating community art to build connection and understanding between people. Their past projects include an alcohol and drug-free Pride party for all ages in the outer suburbs of Perth, a relaxed daytime concert showcasing young musicians from different cultural backgrounds, and a recycling exhibition that built machines out of junk to generate electricity.

As the Assistant Creative Coordinator for Propel Youth Arts WA in 2020, they helped to bring the KickstART Festival online for the first time, responding creatively to the new challenges that came with adapting existing programming to a digital space. Since moving to Whyalla in November to take up the Creative Coordinator role at D’faces, they’ve become even more interested in the potential of online art to connect people across regional towns and develop a sense of belonging and a supportive arts community.

Anastasia has collaborated with the Western Australian Youth Theatre Company and Yirra Yaakin on Ngalaka Daa, a Noongar-language show that focussed on young people’s voices and futures. They’re  a founder of Snart Club, the science-art collective behind the Glitter Glue queer art and zine fair, and formerly an educational workshop facilitator at REmida, the creative re-use centre.

Their own arts practice uses drag, music, events, zines, and stickers to ask how we can be better to each other and to our world, especially in times of trouble.

Rossamund Brennan | She/They

Committee Member, Contributor

Rosie Brennan is a multi-disciplinary artist, disability and social justice advocate, and self-confessed 'Larrikin Dyke'. 

With a professional background in community services and sound production, her work is focused upon the power of storytelling and community as a means for challenging and subverting interlocking systems of domination. 

Rosie is based out of Nipaluna, Lutruwita, and can often be found scrabbling about in her Pop's workshop figuring out how to make guitars from recycled timber and busted guitars. When she's not doing that, she is often out and about raising a ruckus.

Image by Yasmin Donnelly

Freya Occleshaw | He/They/She

Committee Member, Contributor

Freya is a rural based youth activist who has experience as a public speaker, photographer, and artistic performer. In the summer of 2019, Freya co-organised and attended his first ever climate strike which led him signing up to be an SS4C organiser who has since aided in the planning of national Australia-wide events. They have been drawn to the creative arts since they were young, and have performed with several dance groups over the years in different community events, fundraisers and festivals. He enjoys working in community mental health groups, and has recently joined his local RFS brigade. Freya is a vice captain at their school, and is passionate about climate education, LGBTQIA+ history and visibility within school curriculums, and freedom of artistic voice and expression.

Image by Kaisha Kapadia.