Emma A. Jane — formerly published as Emma Tom — is an Associate Professor at UNSW Sydney. Her research specialties are eclectic, and include sex and gender, misogyny on the internet, the future of work, and the social and ethical impacts of emerging technology. In 2021, Stanford University ranked her as being in the top 2% of researchers in the world based on citations of her academic work. Emma has presented the findings of her research to the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Australian government's Workplace Gender Equality Agency, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House, and unsuspecting Uber drivers (sorry about that). Prior to her career in academia, she spent nearly 25 years working in the print, broadcast, and electronic media, much of which was spent fielding burlesque electronic rape and death threats. Over the course of her working life, Emma has received multiple awards and prizes for her research, her teaching, her journalism, and her fiction. Diagnosis Normal is her eleventh book. On the weekends, she makes GIFs of her dogs, fools around with Excel macros, and reads books about how to read books by Wittgenstein. She was surprisednotsurprised when she was recently diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum.
Yumi Stynes is a broadcaster and author, currently on-air with the wildly popular ABC podcast, 'Ladies, We Need to Talk' which unpacks taboos and sexual health issues in bold and sometimes life-changing ways. She co-hosts a national radio show on the KiiS FM network called The 3pm Pickup which you've probably heard if you've been in a car between 3 and 4pm. One of her books, Welcome to Consent, was recently named the New York Public Library's TOP 50 books of the year. Her classic guidebook, Welcome to Your Period, has been in non-stop reprint since it first came out and has been translated to around 20 languages including Russian, Japanese and German. The book based on the podcast 'Ladies, We Need to Talk' came out late last year, and this year, Welcome to Your Boobs was published.
Myles McGuire is a writer and editor. After starting at BWF as a clown in 2022, he joined the team as Program Coordinator in 2023.
Myles’ fiction has been published in Griffith Review and been nominated for awards including the Peter Carey Short Story Award. He has provided editing and proofing services for Griffith Review, Kill Your Darlings and Voiceworks. In 2021 he was awarded a Master of Philosophy by QUT, where he currently teaches creative writing.