Lady Red Ego
Poet and Writer
Lady Red Ego (previously published under April Hill) is a Chinese/British lesbian writer concerned with intimacies. She has been writing seriously since the age of 14, but was first noticed at the age of 18 by Queer Words Project Scotland when she won a mentorship through them with Rachel Plummer. Since then she has gone on to publish work in multiple acclaimed anthologies and magazines, and has also performed at Waterstones launches, SQIFF, Queer Theory, Glasgow Women’s Library, and Glasgow Autonomous Space. Her first pamphlet, The Red Ego, was published in 2019 with Wild Pressed Books and her second pamphlet, Natural Sugars, was published in 2020 by Broken Sleep Books. Her work has also featured in two videos on BBC The Social. She has starred as a guest reader for Nectar Poetry Magazine and for Gutter Magazine. Her debut collection, Your Turn to Speak!, is due to be released with Blue Diode Press in 2023.
Although known for her explicitly lesbian and erotic subject matter, Lady Red Ego is an introverted individual who can usually be found showcasing outfits and sharing her thoughts on her social media platforms @ladyredego. In addition to poetry, she is also a lover of prose, and is currently in the process of writing a trilogy.