Hey have some feels about the lack of representation of brown people in a movie about EGYPT. ABOUT BROWN PEOPLE. I mean, I adore Geoffrey Rush as much as the next Australian in her early 30s, but never in my entire life did I imagine him as Ra the Sun God. If Geoffrey Rush can be Ra, why can’t I? All lead actors in The Gods of Egypt will be white by Ruby Hamad (an awesome writer)
Lian Low has written part 1 of 3 about the Inaugural Asia Pacific Writers Forum at this year’s Melbourne Writer’s Festival! Stay tuned to Peril for life, but also for further parts!
List of complaints against Beyond Blue campaign dismissed by ASB.
Hey there is some shit going down with the way that Muslim Australians are currently being terrorised, targeted and treated, and it is not cool.
On Numan Haider at SBS (I’m not typing out that headline and you can’t make me)
Three fans ‘humiliated’ by police treatment at Roosters-Cowboys match
A quick recap of all the times Australia treated Muslims like complete garbage (last) week at Junkee.
On the security stuff: Journalists and whistle blowers will go to jail under new national security laws; #heyasio (the only thing that got me through Friday).
Important info on FATBERGS: How bad are they; an Oxford ‘out of control’ fatberg (in April) was threatening homes. HOMES. More recently, Richmond (in Twickenham) was named a fatberg HOTSPOT. We can only aspire to that sort of ecological horror, I suppose. Good thing we have a Great Barrier Reef to ruin.
Liz wants to link us to ‘Is Agents of Shield really an interracial family show?’ Liz is appropriately embarrassed about watching Agents of Shield, but in her heart Melinda May hangs out with Lin Beifong and they trade stories about being reluctant mentors to young women, so that’s okay.
At Kill Your Darlings: Oversharing is caring: the rise of the twenty-something memoir.
SURPRISE: The AFL has a racism, sexism, and homophobia problem.
Busted flush: corruption in Queensland at Overland.
No Award loves infrastructure: The weird afterlife of the world’s subterranean ‘ghost stations’
The Australian Women’s Writers Challenge has a series at the moment, focusing on women writers with a disability. Check it out!
Also on disability, Liz on her tumblr points out a case of disability policing by those who are not really in a position to do so.
The emotion involved in caring for a parent with Younger Onset Dementia at the Dementia Research Foundation.
THINGS TO ATTEND (Melbs only; please submit links to No Award for anything else that might be of interest/relevance) (neither of these are things we have been asked to promote, Steph is just interested in them):
Key of Sea at The Wheeler Centre (free; this Wednesday at 6:15) (Steph will definitely be at this)
Join us for an emotional night of storytelling and song. The Key of Sea produces creative projects – albums and journals – that celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity. The albums pair established artists with musicians escaping war, hardship or persecution.
In this intimate evening, we’ll hear from Danny Katz, Oslo Davis, Alice Pung, Zakia Baig, Awaz and Murtaza, as they share their work. All proceeds of album and journal sales on the night will go to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
The Privacy Workshop ($65/$45; 17 October)
The Privacy Workshop is a world class symposium on digital privacy, rights, and access. A range of respected speakers and thought leaders will gather in Melbourne, Australia, for a day of exceptional discourse through lectures, workshops and panel discussions.