In Defence of Hope

In Defence of Hope

A public bathroom was not the best place to engage one of my writing heroes in meaningful conversation. Of course, it was not a completely random meeting—I had purchased a ticket to hear him speak at the event. And, to be fair, I recognised him in the bathroom but...
All are Guilty…

All are Guilty…

Steve Munsuang has thought and struggled within himself, finally accepting the fact that regardless of skin colour and country of origin, if we are truly honest with ourselves, we are all just as capable as each other and have all been guilty of racism at one point or...
Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias

I’ve thought about being black so much in these last few weeks; and what it sometimes comes with in this world. It’s been exhausting. And I’ve realised that I have implicit bias.   I believe we all do. What do i mean?  Well, say I am at a shopping center in the...
My People

My People

It was only 10 to 15 years before Kelly Jackman was born that her Aboriginal tribe first had contact with white people.  At the time, her people were curious about these strangers from another place.  But with the white people came alcohol, sugar, wheat, viruses,...
How are you feeling?

How are you feeling?

Several days after the US erupted over what happened to George Floyd, Jayneen found herself in tears, but not understanding why.  Why was she, here in Australia, experiencing such pain?  Here is what she has to say. Why was my pain so deep, for a man that I didn’t...