PUBLISHED WORK

Opinion pieces, poetry, articles

I carry within my soul bones the blood of all my grandmothers past. There is nothing but their strength and stories coursing through my veins. I hold their ancestral wisdom deep within my DNA, and it is their power that allows me to communicate with the moon. I write of love and loss, lust and passion, sex and anger, truth and lies. Stories are our medicine, and when I weave a tale of words crafting them into fresh meaning, I am creating ceremony...I am honouring my ancestors - after all, my existence is evidence of their resistance. I am here because of every one of their dreams. My words have always sat in paperbound booklets, away from sunlight, away from judgment, away from earthly eyes...but there comes a time when you must take a step out of the shadows, throw some light on your craft and perhaps someone will feel...feel what you have intended, and wouldn't that be a blessing! So, I am finally giving wings to my words to free the poetic soul of mine - to remove the shackles I have bound to my voice and pen in the hope that they may land upon crimson hearts.

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TESTIMONIALS

 
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I read your article with much delight.  You write So beautifully and lyrically.  Have you written a book as I so wanted to keep on reading.  Thank you for your beautiful spirit and respect.

Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin AO

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PUBLISHED WORK

KOORIE HERITAGE TRUST

https://koorieheritagetrust.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Essay-Tabitha-Lean.pdf

https://koorieheritagetrust.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/29.-Essay-Lisa-Waup.pdf

https://koorieheritagetrust.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Creation_was_not_a_one_time_event_TLean.pdf

https://koorieheritagetrust.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/26.-Essay-Aunty-Joy-Murphy.pdf

https://koorieheritagetrust.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/19.-Essay-Aunty-Bronwyn-Razem.pdf

WOMAN SCREAM INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY

MINDSHARE

https://mindshare.org.au/nancy-bates-talkin-bout-a-revolution-a-reflection/
https://mindshare.org.au/nancy-bates-a-review/
https://mindshare.org.au/review-janets-vagrant-love/
https://mindshare.org.au/review-kyms-overall-extravaganza-showcase-comedy/
https://mindshare.org.au/review-teardrops-on-my-dildo/
https://mindshare.org.au/review-kevin-kropinyeri-goes-talkabout/
https://mindshare.org.au/review-why-cant-mi-goreng/

HEAD EDITOR: BLAK OUT

I was absolutely honoured to be the Head Editor of the first Blak Out Magazine.

WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES AUSTRALIA

JOURNAL OF PRISONERS ON PRISONS
'THE NOT SO EASY SIMPLE SOLUTION' - WRITTEN WITH DEBBIE KILROY

THE VIEW MAGAZINE UK

https://theviewmag.org.uk/cw-discusses-domestic-violence-abuse-and-carceral-violence/

SYDNEY REVIEW OF BOOKS

More Black than Blue: A confession

A review of Black and Blue by Veronica Gorrie
https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/review/gorrie-black-and-blue/

 
 

BLAK OUT 2020

Head Editor

I was honoured to be the Head Editor of the very first Blak Out magazine

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