Hello, I’m Wendy Syfret, a Melbourne based writer, editor, and author of 'How to Think Like an Activist'.
Currently, I’m serving as editor-in-chief of RIISE. Formerly, I worked as the Managing editor of VICE Asia. Before taking on that role I was the Head of Editorial for VICE Australia, Australian editor of pioneering fashion publication i-D, and associate editor at VICE.com.
Other publications I’ve contributed to include ABC, Crikey, the Guardian, the Saturday Paper, Noisey, Munchies, Frankie, Refinery29, Oyster, Broadsheet, and Man Repeller.
My broad editorial background has seen me cover news, current events, culture, gender and sexuality, the arts, fashion, and beauty. Alongside feature writing and editing, I’m experienced in video and podcast production, copywriting, lecturing, mentoring, public programming, and audience engagement.
Across my career, I’ve overseen partnerships and programming efforts with cultural leaders including the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Australia, the Museum of Old and New Art, the Wheeler Centre, The Emerging Writers Festival, NITV and SBS.