Photo by Robert Alexander Smith, 2018.

Photo by Robert Alexander Smith, 2018.

Published work (online)

Matilda is an experienced and widely published freelance journalist and cultural critic in Melbourne. Her work covers arts, entertainment, politics, mental health and feminism. She is the former staff writer for youth pop culture website Junkee, where she covered entertainment, politics and women's health.

You can find links to a selection of Matilda's work here, catalogued by publication.

ABC

Meghan Markle is not your yardstick for female accomplishment  (23 May 18)  Read here 
Larry Nassar's 175-year sentence feels like a victory for me too  (26 Jan 18)  Read here
Women work well together: the feuding stereotype must end  (11 Dec 17)  read here

Crikey

‘Dizziness, nausea, headaches, confusion’: what life is like without mental health medication on Manus  (16 Nov 17)  Read here
Do we need to renegotiate the language of sex and consent for the #MeToo era?  (29 Jan 18)  Read here 

The Cusp

WHAT I LEARNED FROM DATING WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS  (5 Oct 17)  Read here

Daily Life

What male critics' dismissal of Big Little Lies says about women's stories  (2 Apr 17)  Read Here
Feminists call out men for behaving badly and it's good for feminism  (7 Jul 16)  Read Here
Five common defences for the 'right to be offensive  (25 Jan 16)  Read Here

Feminist Writers Festival

GENERATION GAP: HOW FEMINISTS OF DIFFERENT AGES ARE CONNECTING TO #METOO  (1 Mar 18)  Read here

GOAT 

Lucy Zelic Is The Latest Woman Harassed Online For Doing Her Job  (26 Jun 18)  Read Here
Australia Inspired The Cruelty Of the US Border Policy  (21 Jun 18)  Read here
That "Arrested Development" Profile Shows What Happens When the Hollywood BS Machine Goes Up Against #Metoo  (25 May 18)  Read Here

Going Down Swinging

 Simulated Capital  (July 2017)  Read here 

You can find a full list of Matilda's work for Going Down Swinging **here**

The Guardian 

"Cat Person" is familiar to women who feel powerless to stop a sexual encounter  (12 Dec 17)  read here  
"The Wrong Girl" – Zoë Foster Blake's bestseller brings Australia into the TV romcom revolution  (28 Sep 16)  Read Here

The Herald Sun

"Twilight"s Bella Lacking Strong Points As A Role Model  (4 Dec 12)  Read Here

Junkee

Matilda is the former staff writer for Junkee, covering entertainment, politics and women's/sexual health.

Matilda has interviewed Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Louis Theroux, Trevor Noah, Yael Stone, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Rob Collins and Nicole Kidman, among others. She has written about "Ali's Wedding", "Wonder Woman", "Transparent", "Top Of The Lake", "Stranger Things", "Outlander" and "UnREAL", among many other films and TV shows.

She also covered abortion rights, contraception and sexual health, mental health and women's health and safety for the website.

You can find a full list of her Junkee work **here**.

Kill Your Darlings

Dancing With Myself  (December 2017)  Read here
Simple Pleasures  (July 2016)  Read here 

You can find a full list of Matilda's work for Kill Your Darlings **here**.

The New Daily

The Five Most Memorable Makeovers On Netflix's "Queer Eye"  (17 Feb 18)  Read here 

You can find a full list of Matilda's reportage for The New Daily  **here**.

Overland

Overboiled And Over It – "True Detective" and Slow Crime  (29 Jun 15)  Read here
The "Gone Girl" Problem  (13 Oct 14)  Read here

Pedestrian TV

OK, So Who *Should* Be People's Sexiest Man Alive 2017?  (19 Nov 17)  Read here

RendezView

"Younger" Gives Us What "Sex And The City" Never Could  (28 Jun 18)  Read Here
The Most Gloriously Petty Facebook Group  (21 Jun 18)  Read here
The Racist Manbabies Are Winning  (8 Jun 18)  Read here
Germaine Greer Was Right... About One Thing  (1 Jun 18)  Read here
We Deserve Better Than Non-Apology From Morgan Freeman  (25 May 18)  Read Here

SBS

Last night's "four corners" shows we're having the wrong conversation about consent  (8 May 18)  ReAD HERE
eXPOSURE THERAPY: HOW i LEARNED TO ACCEPT MY BODY BY TAKING LOADS OF SELFIES  (26 mAR 18)  rEAD HERE 
oPINION: Reflecting on the straight female/gay male kinship on TV  (3 May 17)  Read here
cOMMENT: wHO ARE aUSTRALIA'S fEMINIST tv hEROES?  (27 aPRIL 16)  rEAD HERE

You can find a full list of Matilda's work for SBS **here**

Ten Daily

Why Safety for women is just an illusion  (16 Jun 18)  read here
"Younger" Is Cornering the romance market like no other tv show  (10 Jun 18)  Read here
What's so wrong with the word "cunt"?  (5 Jun 18)  Read here

Time Out Melbourne

Matilda worked as an intern for Time Out Melbourne in 2012, writing and editing for their online and print publications. During that time she wrote features, event listings, interviews and reviews. 

VICE

"The Girlfriend Experience" proves cold, clinical sex can be hot  (29 Jan 18)  Read here
We talked to Timothée Chalamet about 2017's best film  (22 Jan 18)  Read here
Every Millennial should be watching "Search Party"  (23 Nov 17)  Read here

Radio/PodcasT/Panels

Matilda has appeared regularly on panels for various writing festivals, as well as at The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne's centre for reading and ideas. She has also appeared on Radio National, ABC Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane and other radio stations. She is also a regular guest on the lit and culture podcast The Rereaders. 

The Wheeler Centre

In 2018 Matilda appeared on a panel co-presented by The Wheeler Centre and The New York Times, Reporting The Gender Reckoning. Alongside NYT's Gender Matters director Francesca Donner and moderator Sophie Black, Matilda discussed the failure, achievement and ambition in reporting gender today. 

Watch the full panel recording below. 

Listen to Matilda's presentation on the roles and responsibilities of news satire TV at the Wheeler Centre's Breakfast Club, as part of Next Wave Festival 2014, here

Radio National

Listen to Matilda's appearance for 'Modern Dilemma', on RN's Life Matters program with host Amanda Smith, here.

Listen to Matilda discuss interviewing Ryan Gosling, Bill Shorten rapping and the Harvey Weinstein scandal on Radio National's Drive program with Patricia Karvelas here.

Rereaders/Critical attention

Listen to Matilda discuss I, Tonya, 'Extraordinary Routines' and The End Of The Fxxking World with Mel Campbell and Dion Kagan on the Rereaders podcast here.

Listen to Matilda discuss her critical practice with Mel Campbell and Dion Kagan for Kill Your Darlings and The Rereaders' Critical Attention' podcast here.

Listen to Matilda discuss Griffith Review's 'Millenials Strike Back', 'My Cousin Rachel' and Hamish and Andy with Dion Kagan and Mel Campbell on the Rereaders podcast here

Other

Listen to Matilda discuss HBO's Big Little Lies (and male critics' dismissal of entertainment for women) with Daisy Rosario on New York's 60dB here.

Listen to episodes from Matilda's podcast, me & all my friends, here

Read Matilda's interview with Giselle Stanborough on her artistic practice, here