ON Batch Festival: Brown Skin Girl with Ayeesha Ash and Emele Ugavule

We had the great privilege of sitting down with the Co-Artistic Directors of Black Birds- Emele Ugavule and Ayeesha Ash about their new show Brown Skin Girl showing for a very limited season at Griffin Theatre as part of the Batch Festival. Have a read of the vision that these incredible trailblazers have for their company and Australia’s cultural landscape.

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Sampa The Great flexes her #blackgirlmagik in Premiere music video

Sampa The Great (Sampa Tembo) is amongst rap royalty in Australia; the Zambian-born, Melbourne-based artist has built a loyal fan base down under thanks to her high calibre performances and creative outputs. Her solo and collaborative efforts with the likes of Australian duo REMI and producer Godriguez have attracted serious attention from some of hip hop’s...
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SERIES: Women of Colour: The Intersectional Experience [Part 4]

Willurai Can you tell us your name, age and where you grew up My name is Willurai Kirkbright, I’m 32 years old, I grew up mostly in Sydney and partly on the north coast, kind of in the rainforest around Wollongbar, Nimbin, Lismore Where abouts in Sydney? I started going to school in La pa (La...
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Don’t Touch My Hair

By Cydnei Chevaghn Yes my hair is different than yours as you can clearly see but just because it’s different does not make me a freak To run your fingers through my curls and let it tangle up sends chills all down my spine and fills my throat with lumps You squish and fluff and…

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Series: Don’t Touch My Hair

There’s been songs, books, plays, poems and multiple think pieces written about this- and here’s another one.. Originally posted on Medium Since the release of Solange’s recent album, A Seat at the Table, featuring the single Don’t Touch my Hair, this cry from people of colour all over has once again attracted widespread white reaction….

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