Didem is a Turkish australian writer, who grew up in the western suburbs of melbourne. She is a writer of plays, essays and fiction. Her plays have been produced and developed in Melbourne, Sydney, Edinburgh, London, New York and Chicago. She has received development grants through the Australian Arts Council, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Copyright Agency, Melbourne City Council and Western Chances Scholarship Program.
In 2015 she traveled to the UK and US to take part in a number of theatre festivals and showcase her plays. Her essays and fiction have been published through Currency House Press, australianplays.org, Meanjin, Yen magazine, express media, artshub and the Age.
Her work draws on her mixed cultural heritage and she fuses personal stories of the working class, womanhood, and home to bring light to the many facets of being Australian.