“For once a story is told, it cannot be called back. Once told, it is loose in the world.” Thomas King (2003)
Books are dangerous “to indigenous (sic) readers: 1) they do not reinforce our values, actions, customs, culture and identity; 2) when they tell us only about others they are saying that we do not exist; 3) they may be writing about us but are writign tings which are untrue; and 4) they are writing about us but saying negative and insensitive things which tell us that we are not good.” Patricia Grace quoted in Smith 1999 35
Ten years ago this month, Luke Pearson established IndigenousX. One of the first Twitter rotation curation accounts in the world, surely it’s one of the most successful in the world.
Today I worked from home – focused on study and preparation. It comes after 19 days of work (in Brisbane, Caloundra, Gold Coast, Barcaldine, and Toowoomba). Just so nice to stay put and not need to drive anywhere.
This morning I spoke at the DATSIP International Women’s Day morning tea alongside, Aunty Rose from Relationships Australia and Kathy Parton, Deputy Director-General Kathy Parton. Inspired by the theme and my work with Indigenous business sector growth, I wrote a few words …. Continue reading #BalanceForBetter IWD2019
Two years ago I presented Blogging for Beginners at the First Nations Australia Writers National Workshop at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane. This year I’ve been invited back to talk about how writers can use social media to promote their work.