Cadance Bell

Storyteller & Bogan Philosopher

“Cadance Bell is the human equivalent of Halley’s Comet : a once-in-a-lifetime blazing talent.”

– Benjamin Law

Cadance “Cady” Bell

Coined by Money Magazine Australia’s “ultimate slashie“, Cadance Bell is a celebrated Australian author/director/producer and writer. Her memoir The All of It: A Bogan Rhapsody was released in July 2022 to critical acclaim. The one-of-a-kind memoir was shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year and became the #1 best-selling LGBT memoir on Kindle for 2023 World Pride.

She has written for publications including The Guardian, Mammamia and The Big Issue. Her first fiction novel, Letters to Our Robot Son, releases 2023 exclusively to Audible. Her literary agent is Curtis Brown Australia.

As a screenwriter, Cady has worked with companies including Bunya Productions, Matchbox Pictures and Brouhaha Entertainment. Her documentary films include The Rainbow Passage for Network 10 and Screen Australia, and Who I Am, the world’s first documentary exploring the intersection of gender diversity and autism.

A popular speaker, Cady has performed at events such as Queerstories and the Antidote Festival at the Sydney Opera House. She has appeared on shows including ABC Breakfast TV, Cuppa.TV and Today Extra and dozens of radio programs including ABC Radio National’s Big Weekend of Books. And she once shared a virtual stage alongside Dr Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates as a successful recipient of the first Poplabs Social Impact Incubator.

Cady is a co-founder of Rainbow Day, which celebrates its twentieth year in 2022, having raised almost $1 million for charitable causes. And she is the founder of Threeki, which seeks to promote mindful kindness. Her mission is to ‘unmake prejudice’ by encouraging audiences to know LGTBQIA+ stories. She is the first transgender chickie to become a champion of Women’s Health Week.

Cadance lives in New South Wales with her fiancée Amanda. She likes chillin’ with creative peeps and short walks to the fridge. She is openly transgender and freaking loves burritos.

Latest stories

The Two of Us: Featuring Cadance & Amanda

Cadance & Amanda featured as the Two of Us couple in Good Weekend for March 11, 2023

Joining journalist Lenny Ann Low and photographer Pip Farquharson (who Cady reckons took World Pride’s best photo), Cady and Amanda sat down to talk about how they met and the nature of love.

The All of It hits #1 for World Pride

Cadance Bell’s rural trans book is the #1 LGBTQIA+ memoir on the day of world pride! As 50,000 people walked over the Sydney Harbor Bridge for World Pride 2023, Cady’s debut memoir The All of It: A Bogan Rhapsody hit #1 in the Amazon Kindle store for LGBTQIA+ memoirs. Cady said of the achievement: “Thank you so much everybody for getting the word out about the sale!!! Look at...

Growing Pains at Newcastle Writers Festival

Cadance, Shannon Molloy and Mawunyo Gbogbo in conversation Join Cadance Bell, Shannon Molloy and Mawunyo Gbogbo, hosted by Dan Cox, as we talk about our phenomenal memoirs which all share one thing in common – we do not hold back! This is a triad of powerful human beings who have mined their trauma and are wholesaling it. Hot dog if that isn’t worth comin’ to chat about! Please...

Who I Am now FREE on TenPlay

A 15 year old transgender teen learns to be themselves with the help of their animated characters, The Fallens. A Walking Fish Production from writer/director Naomi Ball. Charlie (pronouns he/they) is a 15-year-old transgender teen who also has an autism diagnosis. Research shows that autistic people are more likely to be trans or gender diverse, but little is known about why. Who I Am follows...

Aesop Sydney x Cadance

The All of It: A Bogan Rhapsody is FREE in Aesop’s Sydney store this February Following the blazing success of Melbourne’s high street activation earlier this month, Aesop is giving away The All of It: A Bogan Rhapsody for FREE in their Sydney store until March 1, 2023. Celebrating LGBTQIA+ communities and artists, the initiative doesn’t require a purchase – anyone can...

Ideas Exchange – Celebrating Queer Australia

Woollahra Libraries invited Cadance to join their panel Thinking critically about the big ideas that impact our everyday. Join our panel, moderated by journalist and author Jason Om joined by Photographer William Yang, writer/artist Fiona Kelly McGregor and author/producer Cadance “Cady” Bell, as we reflect on and celebrate the rich life of...

Craig Silvey & Cadance Bell in Newcastle!

Craig Silvey and Cadance Bell, live at the Newcastle Writers Festival

In this new series of conversations, we invite established writers to shine the spotlight on an emerging writer whose work they admire. 

Craig Silvey introduces you to Cadance Bell, whose coming-of-gender memoir, The All of It: A Bogan Rhapsody, was published in 2022.

Newcastle Writers Festival

Cady with Aunty Vesna & Sterling the Bass Lord

Cady joined Aunty Vesna and Sterling the Bass Lord for a philisophical bong-side about her memoir and oneness. Per the podcast’s page: Aunty Vesna, host of Sydney live music platform Queer As Fvck and front-human of Sydney’s queer party band Gaia Rising, sits down with some of Australia’s incredible queer/gender diverse artists, characters and activists to discuss the...

Cuppa.TV with Gill Hicks

Cady joins 2005 London bombing survivor Gill Hicks on her show for a chat about belonging.

Cady & Jill chat @ Cuppa