About Ben

Benjamin MacEllen is a memoirist, lyricist, actor, poet, and activist who has been writing stories, songs, poems and plays since he was a little girl named Susan.

He writes and speaks extensively about his experience as a transgender man which is also the focus of his memoir, A Cut Closer to Whole. He has produced and directed youth theatre in country Victoria, and written and recorded original songs on his album, Book of Dreams. He was a semi-finalist at the World Championship of Public Speaking in Chicago (2018). In his speaking engagements, both in person and in the media, he advocates for better understanding of LGBTIQ+ issues.

Ben has recently spent most of his energy writing and developing his one-man show premiering later this year, and patting his two kelpies.