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
Here's a podcast I did with friend Sarah Malik about race, religion and intersectionality. Hope you enjoy it: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/earshot/in-my-shoes-pt-2/8024000
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
Nara Wilson (my cousin's daughter) did a short doco on me for NITV. You can see it on SBS On Demand for a short time: http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/731373123867/our-stories-eugenia-flynn
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
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!
Hey, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I was included in a list of 12 deadly Indigenous Australian social media users to follow. Thanks so much and you can read all about the 12 deadlies included here.
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