Australian Storyteller / Bogan Philosopher

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

Benjamin Law

The All of It: A Bogan Rhapsody

The #1 Amazon Bestselling Australian LGBT memoir.

Who I Am

The world-first documentary film.

Letters to Our Robot Son

The Audible Original science-fiction epic.

Cadance "Cady" Bell

Coined by Money Magazine "the ultimate slashie", Cady 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. She is the first transgender chickie to become a champion of Women’s Health Week.

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

Her major 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 neurodivergence.

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 and Today Extra and dozens of radio programs. 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.

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

Cady at Mt Banks, researching her novel Letters to Our Robot Son
Cady at Sound Kitchen narrating her memoir The All of It: A Bogan Rhapsody Cadance Bell on a Qantas plane en route to New Zealand for the premiere of Who I Am
Cadance Bell Amanda Sato and her partner Cadance Bell in the snow on Mt Panorama/Whaluu
Amanda Sato and Cadance Bell stare at each other
August 2022

Unlikely team-up: Money Magazine x Cadance Bell interview


Cadance Bell discusses why her gender transition is the best financial decision she ever made in September 2022's edition Money Magazine Australia.

She discusses the financing of her increasingly bigly hijinx and shenanigans and her first experience of money as a kid (hint: there were Ninja Turtles). Available now!

August 28, 2022

Cadance Bell named champion of Women's Health Week


Jean Hailles for Women's Health announced Cadance Bell the first transgender person to become a champion of Women's Health Week. Cadance said: "My hope after a really turbulent few years is that we all remember how to care for ourselves again, so that compassion can continue to spread".

Other champions include Tara Moss, Melissa Doyle and Ita Buttrose.

August 2022

New piece "A Beer for his Ghost" released in The Big Issue


In an exclusive piece for The Big Issue, Cadance Bell's new short "A Beer for his Ghost" is available in issue #667 of The Big Issue - the magazine which helps people help themselves.

Cady said she was delighted to work with the magazine for a special piece which explored a concept she called "phantom masculinity".

August 2022
July 2022

The All of It: A Bogan Rhapsody released!


Celebrated writer Cadance Bell's memoir The All of It: A Bogan Rhapsody released July 5, 2022 to universal critical acclaim.

Published by Penguin Random House, the coming-of-gender book follows a rural Australian family cobbled together by secrets and love.

July 5, 2022
June 2022

Who I Am world premiere in Auckland, New Zealand


The key cast & crew of Who I Am - the world's first documentary exploring the intersection between gender diversity and neurovariance - attended the DocEdge film festival in Auckland, New Zealand for the world premiere of the film.

Cadance Bell attended as producer, alongside writer/director Naomi Ball and producer David Elliot-Jones.

June 18, 2022
March 2022

Cadance signs with Audible for her science-fiction novel Letters to Our Robot Son


Announcing her next literary project, Letters to Our Robot Son will be available on Amazon's Audible as an Audible Original; FREE for subscribers.

Fifteen years in development, the novel follows a robot and its kitten as they travel a post-human Australia.

March 30, 2022
November 2021 October 2021

Cadance Bell signs with Curtis Brown


Cadance Bell will now be represented by Pippa Masson at Australia’s oldest and most prestigious literary agency, Curtis Brown.

Founded in 1967, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and London and affiliating with agencies in New York, Curtis Brown represent some of Australia’s best literary talent including Liane Moriarty, Jane Harper, Magda Szubanski, Mick Elliot, Tom Keneally, Andy Griffiths and Markus Zusak.

Cady said: “I’m so pumped to be with Curtis Brown. Seriously coolghetti beans! Five stars! A browse through their client list reveals some of my favourite authors; I devour their books the way I demolish freerange burritos, the ones which stray from the herd. I am so honoured that Curtis Brown are representing my shenanigans”.

October 27, 2021

Cadance x Regional Arts Fund


Cadance Bell was awarded a Regional Arts Fund grant thanks to Regional Arts N.S.W. and the Australian Government.

The grant helps Cadance employ media strategists Media Mentors Australia to prepare for an intense publicity schedule for her memoir The All of It: A Bogan Rhapsody.

With over 90% of News Limited media covering trans people being negative, it's all the more important to be media ready.

October 14, 2021

Cadance performs A Tale of Two Kitties at the Sydney Opera House


Cadance Bell performed at the Sydney Opera House on the 29th of November 2020 as part of Queerstories for the Antidote festival. Cadance is performing “A Tale of Two Kitties” based on a chapter from her upcoming memoir.

Other speakers of the evening include Leonard Mickelo, dancer & performer in the stage adaptations of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and The Sapphires, Sarah Tiong, Masterchef favourite and author of Sweet, Savory, Spicy, Liv Hewson, star of Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet and Back in Very Small Business and Adrian Russell Wills, director of iconic Australian series including Redfern Now.

Queerstories is a national LGBTQI+ storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, with live events around the country, a book and an award-winning podcast.

November 20, 2020

Article: I forgot how to cry as a man for The Guardian

July 20, 2020

The Rainbow Passage world premiere at Queerscreen Sydney Mardis Gras Film Festival


The Rainbow Passage – the new documentary film written & directed by Cadance Bell premiered to a sold out crowd at QueerScreen’s Sydney Mardis Gras Film Festival on February 17 2020.

The film was then available for 12 months on TenPlay.

The Rainbow Passage was commissioned by Network Ten and Screen Australia as part of the Out Here initiative. It is an intimate documentary that charts the love story of Cadance and Amanda as they embark on their gender affirmation adventure. Along with their bestie Hannah, they build a life and community of LGBTIQA+ friends together in regional Australia.

February 17, 2020

Cady's Story Circle

Registrations are currently: CLOSED!