Mark Mariano is an Australian-born Filipino writer, editor, host, and speaker from Doonside. Proudly gay, Mark currently works in an editorial role at SBS. He is also part of the Sweatshop Western Sydney Literacy Movement, and his debut poem collection, ‘Down From Doonside Station’, was published in 2019 in collaboration with Red Roomy Poetry.
Passionate about community, diversity, and mental health awareness, Mark currently volunteers as the editor for The Western, an online community media platform. He is currently in collaboration with United Nations Youth NSW for a project coming in August 2020, and has represented Australia twice in the Harvard University Project for Asian International Relations.