Here is the biography I wrote about myself as if someone else were writing about me:

Maeve Marsden is a writer, director, producer and performer. As an opinion writer, her work has appeared in Daily Life, The Guardian, Junkee, ABC Online, SBS Online, ArtsHub, Daily Review and Gay News Network.

Maeve produces, directs and performs in comedy, cabaret, live music and storytelling. Currently she is working on several projects, including Lady Sings it Better, a feminist comedy cabaret act that has been performing for 7 years, touring to critical acclaim; Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin, touring extensively in 2017 after a sell out inaugural tour to Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart; Jagged Little Singalong, the Alanis Morissette tribute you never knew you needed; and Queerstories, a storytelling event that features members of the LGBTQI, running regularly at Giant Dwarf in 2017.

With former collaborator, Phoebe Meredith, she started blackcat productions which was named Best Emerging Company in the 2012 ArtsHub Awards, both Critics’ Choice and People’s Choice. In 2012 and 2013, they programmed ‘blackcat lounge: a season of queer cabaret’ for Sydney Mardi Gras, and they have managed countless queer and feminist events over the years. They have curated the Late Night Library program at Kings Cross Library for City of Sydney, created Letters of Complaint for NSW History Week, and produced comedy and cycling event, Pushy Women, in Sydney. blackcat productions is on a hiatus because Phoebe had twins!

As a child of same-sex parents, Maeve is passionate about the rights of diverse families, and she writes and speaks on the issue often. In 2012, she organised and spoke at a panel for Queer Thinking entitled ‘Growing up other: Children of same-sex parents speak’. Since 2013, she has been involved with the team behind feature documentary, Gayby Baby and ABC2 doco, Growing Up Gayby, as a community consultant, education advisor and social media strategist.

Maeve is committed, in particular, to feminism, LGBTQI community, the arts, and disability activism. She is an Associate of The Aurora Group and has also volunteered for The Red Cross, Queerscreen, the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, Carnivale Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, Catapult Youth Arts Festival and Makhampom Community Theatre in Thailand.

As a copywriter, content strategist and social media manager, Maeve has worked with Music Australia, National Disability Services, Event Emporium, Slide Lounge, Cate Madill Voice & Speech, The Atticism and Marla House (Gayby Baby).

Maeve will probably never own her own home as she spends all her savings on international travel. She has hitchhiked round Ireland, wwoofed in France (volunteering on organic farms), studied community theatre in Thailand, hiked in Mexico, eaten her way round Spain, camped in Iceland, danced in Cuba, seen countless musicals in New York, lounged beachside in Tonga, road tripped through Argentina and Chile, and bus-ed around Turkey with one of her mums. Her adventures mostly focus on food, walking, museums about obscure topics and music. A lover of people and odd sleeping arrangements, she is a proud couchsurfer and independent traveler.

Maeve likes gin, dancing, cheese and TV melodramas with good ethics and bad dialogue.

Lady Sings It Better
Lady Sings It Better

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