Poetry as connection. Poetry as a way of life.
I started performing poetry at 16 and it's been my lifeline ever since. I grew up in Lakemba in Western Sydney and performance poetry connected me to community and it helped me find my voice. Since then, I've been dedicated to helping young people find their voice, find/found their communities. If you don't know where you belong, you can always create a new place to belong. I live by that.
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Gloria Demillo (they/them) is a poet, researcher and multidisciplinary creative. Their most notable contributions include the Harana Poetry Tour for the Art Gallery of New South Wales; published works with the Australian Poetry Journal, Peril Magazine, Cordite Poetry Review, Red Room Poetry; and performances at the Biennale of Sydney, the National Young Writers Festival, Sydney International Women’s Poetry and Arts Festival, Wollongong Writers Festival, Australian Poetry Slam, and the Bankstown Poetry Slam Olympics. Gloria made their acting debut in Let Me Know When You Get Home by Miranda Aguilar (2021) produced by National Theatre of Parramatta and CuriousWorks.