Maddie Godfrey is a writer, educator, editor and emotional feminist who lives on Whadjuk Noongar land. Their first book How To Be Held (Burning Eye Books, 2018) is a manifesto to tenderness. At 25, Maddie has performed poetry at The Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral and Glastonbury Festival (2017). In 2020, Maddie was the first Western Australian to be awarded the Kat Muscat Fellowship, and the youngest person to be awarded a Writer-In-Residency with The National Trust of Western Australia. Currently Maddie is writing a PhD, raising a rescue cat named ‘Sylvia’ and wearing lots of purple.