She's a creative powerhouse. Her acclaimed performance art works have toured several Aussie cities as well as in Europe, and her new show WATER is set to inspire Mardi Gras audiences soon.
Meanwhile, her most recent novel Indelible Ink is the top local lesbian fiction seller of 2010. Set in contemporary Sydney, this novel revolves around family, friendship, death and love, tattoos, transfiguration, spirit of place, cultural whiteness, real estate and the water crisis.
Fiona McGregor works across a range of disciplines including live art, video, installation and endurance performance; she writes essays, novels, short stories and critiques, and has published five books.
She told her coming out story to the Sun-Herald recently. "Gradually in my 20's I decided that I preferred women," she recalled. "As a teenager, I'd had crushes on females but never acted on them. After [my ex-boyfriend] I had flings with women. It was kind of a more vague, bent sexuality.
"I'm not bisexual, I prefer women. It was easy in the sense that it was 1990, and it was so exciting to be queer in Sydney. People would pretend they were queer because they wanted to go to the good parties."
Currently McGregor is planning a new novel and writing short pieces of non-fiction.
The Same Same 25 is an annual celebration of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians. They are publicly nominated, and chosen by a panel of community leaders.
For the past two years, the announcement of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians has attracted widespread national media attention and focused on the achievements and influence of a varied and inspirational group of people.