Listen: Meet Me at the Intersection

I was very lucky to recently get an opportunity at my day job to talk to amazing author-illustrator Ambelin Kwaymullina about her experiences co-editing the excellent Australian #OwnVoices anthology, Meet Me at the Intersection, with fellow author Rebecca Lim. The anthology is full of gems by authors who are First Nations, People of Colour, LGBTIQA+ or living with disability. Ambelin is so incredibly passionate and articulate about marginalised voices, so I highly encourage you to have a listen!

State Library Fellowship

I am the very lucky recipient of a State Library Fellowship this year — the Children’s Literature Fellowship, to be precise. Fellows get a shared office in the historic State Library of Victoria, help with their research from the amazing librarians there, and access to the incredible SLV collections.

The Fellowship is enabling me to research a historical YA novel, a project I’ve wanted to tackle for a long time, but have been quite scared to do so. You can read about my project here, and here are some hints about what I’ll be diving into in the next 12 months.

Thanks SBS Life

It was in the middle of this struggle that I realised something shameful. What if I still don’t think of myself, or someone like me, as the main character?

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