About the Author
Amy McQuire is a Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman from Rockhampton in Central Queensland. Amy is a freelance writer and journalist, and is currently completing a PhD at the University of Queensland into media representations of violence against Aboriginal women. Amy began her career straight out of high school, completing a cadetship at the National Indigenous Times (NIT) newspaper. She later became editor of NIT, and for a short time political correspondent for NITV News. Amy has also worked at Tracker Magazine, New Matilda, Brisbane’s 98.9 FM – where she presented the ‘Lets Talk’ current affairs show – and more recently BuzzFeed News Australia. Over the past four years, Amy has co-hosted the investigative podcast ‘Curtain’ with human rights lawyer Martin Hodgson. The podcast puts forth the case for innocence for Aboriginal man Kevin Henry, who was wrongfully convicted in 1992.
Amy has a strong interest in writing about justice, culture and heritage and feminism.
About the Illustrator
Matt Chun is an artist and writer, currently based on unceded Tsleil-Waututh land / Vancouver, Canada. Living, travelling and creating with his 9-year-old son, Matt’s work spans text, drawing, sculptural installation, children’s books and comics. Matt is the current Children’s Literature Fellow at the State Library of Victoria in Naarm / Melbourne. He is also the current 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art’s Emerging Writer. Matt’s first picture book – Australian Birds – was released in 2018 and is a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book. Matt’s essays have appeared in Overland Literary Journal, Meanjin Quarterly and Runway Journal. He is currently writing texts for Art Monthly Australasia and Liminal Magazine.