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Wednesday 12 March 2014
Books

lip lit: tiddas

Lou Heinrich
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Anita Heiss, prolific author and Aboriginal activist, was in 2009 accused by columnist Andrew Bolt of being one of a group of ‘political aborigine[s]‘: white people who claim to be black. Bolt decided that Heiss only identified as a ‘member of the Wiradjuri nation’ to nab top jobs reserved for Indigenous people (disregarding her high…
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Wednesday 4 December 2013
Books

lip lit: once upon a time in oz

Lou Heinrich
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There are stories we grow up hearing; we can never unknow them. Spread through culture by constant retelling, we engage with fairytales like Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella every day. They inform our conception of reality. Griffith Review’s annual Fiction Edition, Once Upon a Time in Oz, plays tribute to these eternal narratives with…
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Tuesday 1 May 2012
Culture Featured

honour this sistagirl: stop transphobic and racist deaths in custody

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Aboriginal woman, Veronica Baxter, was born in Cunnamulla country in outback Queensland and died in Silverwater Metropolitan Reception and Remand Centre, NSW. On 16 March 2009, she was found dead in her prison cell hanging from a bed sheet. She was just 34 years old. Veronica, a Sistagirl, had lived as woman since she was…
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