Jenny Hedley (she/her)

creative writer | digital artist | PhD student | Writeability mentor

Jenny Hedley is a neurodivergent writer, critic, digital creator and PhD student whose work appears in Overland Literary Journal, TEXT Journal, Westerly Magazine, Archer Magazine, Cordite Poetry Review, Crawlspace, DIAGRAM, Mascara Literary Review, The Suburban Review, Verity La, the anthologies Admissions: Voices within Mental Health and Verge and is forthcoming in Rabbit. She is the local mentor for Writeability Goes Local Whitehorse Manningham and the nonfiction editor for Mascara.

Jenny lives on unceded Boon Wurrung land with her son. She acknowledges the traditional owners of this land, the Yalukit Willam people, and pays her respect to their ancestors past and present. This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

Contact: jennyisanauthor [at] gmail [dot] com



2023 – Witness Magazine Literary Awards – Finalist, nonfiction – "Body Parts"

2022 – Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards – Runner-up, narrative nonfiction – "My Body Under Capitalism"

Judges report:

Perspicacious, unnervingly honest and formidable in scope. The essay deliberately places its ideas and narrative in the context of academic literature, resulting in a powerful statement against the co-option of women’s bodies, the slippery (and easily sidestepped) boundaries of commodification and consent, and the latent power in owning one’s story.

2022 – Woollahra Digital Literary Awards – Shortlisted, digital innovation – "A Compendium of Failed Relationships"

2022 – RMIT University – Vice-Chancellor’s List for Academic Excellence

2021 – RMIT University – Vice-Chancellor’s List for Academic Excellence

appearances and workshops

May 2023 - Feb 2024 - Writeability Goes Local: Whitehorse Manningham Libraries Writers Group

June 2023 - EWF X Crawlspace digital exhibition

May 2023 – Writeability Goes Local Own Voices Forum

academic writing

critical writing

digital poetics and poetry

creative nonfiction and essays