Author(s): Nia Jacobsen
Melbourne, Australia, 2017.
Same-sex marriage is not legally recognised in Australia, but with an upcoming postal vote, change is in the air. Amidst the fierce debate, homophobia runs rampant as queer people struggle for recognition.
Thomas is fresh out of university and beginning his career as a scientist. Between his struggles with general anxiety disorder and a developing crush on his devastatingly handsome colleague, Ken, Thomas has a lot to worry about. As the divisive postal vote draws closer, the pressure from Thomas's family and co-workers grows stronger. Thomas searches for acceptance and love from those around him, and most importantly, himself. But it seems like things might crumble apart before he finds his happily-ever-after.
Nia Jacobsen is a queer, mentally ill university student who loves writing, her dog Jedda, and Coco Pops cereal. She enjoys baths and conversations about intersectional feminism and in her spare time likes to contemplate what the world would be like if socks didn’t exist. She grew up in Frankston, Australia, reading books and dreaming of writing one of her own someday.