Gemma Mahadeo is a Melbourne-based writer and musician. Before her family emigrated from England to Australia in 1987, she also lived in the Philippines. Her work has appeared in publications such as Cordite, Going Down Swinging, Peril, Plumwood Mountain, Rabbit, and The Suburban Review. In 2018, she wrote video game ekphrastic poems for a Women Writers of Colour commission on the theme of ‘collaboration’, spoke at the Freeplay International Games Festival conference, and the Emerging Writers’ Festival, and performed at the Queensland Poetry Festival. She is a regular contributor to Froth, and reviews editor for the Melbourne Spoken Word website.