Setting the scene
Venus in Fur
Panel 'It's Personal' Feminist Writers Festival, Sydney
Lincoln in the Bardo
One day will we have truth and reconciliation on violence – where victims are free to voice their suffering, and perpetrators can admit to themselves to what is common knowledge within communities? Or perhaps they’ll be quietly left out and behind, a relic of a violent age when broken bodies, head injuries, sexual assault, broken families and pension day blues was more common than not.
You can not be involved in any grass roots campaign without knowing about child sexual assault in Aboriginal communities. You can’t be a feminist without knowing about physical, mental and financial abuse of Aboriginal women.
You can’t call yourself an Aboriginal leader if you haven’t faced these issues head on.
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