Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog, Black Thoughts Live Here. All my posts are in date order, with the latest post at the top - they are excerpts only, so please click on the title to go to the full post. Enjoy x

On Australia Day and divide and conquer strategies

So I wrote this about the billboard campaign featuring two young women wearing hijab. It was emotionally exhausting, but needed to be said. Full piece: http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/01/23/comment-only-way-defeat-january-26-come-together  Excerpt: Ultimately, it is the very same racism that has been used as justification for the invasion and oppression of Indigenous people that is now used as a template … Continue reading On Australia Day and divide and conquer strategies

On Aboriginal culture

I wrote this piece for The Guardian Australia about how practising culture is resistance. I was surprised at what a stir it caused - both positive and negative. You can read the full piece here. An excerpt: This is why I view all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artistic and cultural practice as sites of … Continue reading On Aboriginal culture

Meeting and Hosting Angela Davis!

I was really privileged and honoured to meet and host Angela Davis. We (Eclipse) organised for her to have dinner and a conversation with local activists and it was amazing! Thanks so much to Debbie Kilroy and Sisters Inside for linking us up with Angela, Hana Assafiri for hosting the dinner at her restaurant Moroccan … Continue reading Meeting and Hosting Angela Davis!

More Than One Nation panel discussion

Here is a storify wrap up of the panel discussion organised by the Asian Australian Democracy Caucus More Than One Nation. Panellists included myself, Celeste Liddle and Charendev Singh - the conversation was about race in Australia, particularly against the backdrop of the return of Pauline Hanson. Storify is here: https://storify.com/Janmolloy/asian