This is a terrible song, but I love it, don’t judge me.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s I walked out of the Brisbane Writers Festival Keynote Address. This is why has been linked all over the place, and that’s as it should be because it’s a succinct, excellent piece about cultural appropriation and the platform for supremacy and complacency, and it’s a compulsory piece for all Australians to read.
To their credit, BWF gave Yassmin, Rajith Savanadasa and Suki Kim a right of reply, discussed here.
And, from that article, the Victorian Government’s magpie swooping map.
We’re also very into the New York Times‘ coverage of the birb swooping epidemic: Fear Descends Over Australia as Magpie Swooping Season Begins
THIS IS DEFINITELY AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN AND SHE KNOWS IT.
The Reluctant Memoirist (Based on this article alone, Steph wants to read this book so bad she just bought it for her tablet, and she NEVER impulse purchases books!…unless they’re travel memoirs, she has an illness okay)
(Liz notes with GENUINE OUTRAGE that she linked to the same article back in July.)
AS YOU KNOW, Stephanie is in Singapore! She is attempting to do ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH and you should check out her post about the research and maybe share the link. Okay cool THANKS.
Finally, a bit of back-patting — remember that time we made a list of OzYA more deserving of adaptations than Tomorrow, When the War Began? Apparently someone got our memo, because according to the bio in Randa Abdel-Fattah’s latest novel, she’s working on a script right now.