We enjoyed bringing you our first anthology so much that we are doing it again for International Women’s Day 2018 – this time in podcasts. This year, we have partnered with Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation at the University of NSW chetre.org to bring a focus on women’s wellbeing.
We ask some pretty special Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and one ally for their thoughts around this year’s theme: #PressForProgresshttp://internationalwomensday.com
Lynda-June Coe is a Wiradjuri and Torres Strait Islander woman from Erambie, Cowra NSW. Proudly hailing from one of the most politically active family groups in the country, Lynda-June was educated from an early age by leaders of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. She has been involved with the grassroots movement since the NTER (Northern Territory Emergency Response) – known as ‘The Intervention’ – in 2007 and stands for affirmative action for young people to speak out against ongoing colonial systems of apartheid and systemic genocide. Lynda-June brings her own learnings and as an educator to the young black movement known as FISTT (Fighting in Solidarity Towards Treaty) which has led and supported national campaigns in Sydney and NSW.
In 2014, Lynda-June moved home to Wiradjuri country to teach young people the importance of identity, culture and connection to country. She has since relocated to Newcastle where she currently resides to finish a higher research degree.