Georgina Vallance - Poetry
Georgina's work deals with mental health, LGBTIQ issues, perspectives of working in a legal industry and includes funny anecdotes centred around living in Canberra. The aim of her work is not just to get laughs or make light of serious topics, but to educate others in an accessible way that is engaging, interesting and a bit different to what audiences are used to.
About the Artist
Georgina Vallance is a lawyer by day and in her spare time is the 2016 ACT Poetry Slam Champion and a finalist in the Australian National Poetry Slam Competition. Georgina is the Gender and Sexual Diversities Officer for the not-for-profit group Out for Australia, a Council Member of the Australian National University Young Alumni and a purveyor of fine smoked meats. Much of Georgina's poetry is focused on improving visibility and understanding of mental health issues faced by LGBTIQ people, the trials and tribulations of working in the legal industry and amusing true-to-life depictions of living in the wonderful city that is Canberra.
Event Area: The Poet Tree