Mariko Tamaki is well respected as a performer and writer. Her first book Cover Me was published by McGillian Books in 2000. She has performed at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's Strange Sisters and at Nightwood Theatre's FemCab. She is a founding member of the Corporate Wet Nurse Association (a secretarial performance duo) and Pretty, Porky and Pissed Off (a fat activist collective). Her work has had wide exposure, appearing in Blood and Aphorisms, Fireweed, Xtra, Turbo Chicks: Talking Young Feminisms and She's Gonna Be.