As hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets to protest police brutality after the horrific murder of George Floyd in America, we need to keep building the momentum to enact real change.
Now is the time to educate yourself, turn up and show your support for people of colour.
In the words of Barkindji woman and equity advocate, Dixie Crawford, “There are two kinds of people in this conversation: the racists and the anti-racists.”
Be on the right side of history. We’ve rounded up a list of anti-racist crusaders on Instagram who are fighting the good fight. Follow them, support them, join them…
VANESSA TURNBULL ROBERTS
As a proud Bundjalung woman, Vanessa Turnbull Roberts uses her voice to campaign against the forced adoptions of Indigenous children and the continued stolen generation. Her rally cry: “No justice, no peace.” We hear you Vanessa, we appreciate you and we support you.
The Gamilaroi and Dunghutti woman and co-founder of the Tiddas4Tiddas podcast celebrates black excellence – and embodies it. Her new podcast Always Our Stories features yarns with “deadly blackfullas” and is essential listening.
“Don’t ignore something because it makes you uncomfortable,” pleaded American Dom Roberts in a now-viral Instagram post, which has been shared by Reese Witherspoon and Sophia Bush. Dom’s bold quote tiles convey simple and important messages like, “Being black should not be a death sentence.” Preach it.
The Wiradjuri, Ngiyampaa artist creates powerful and evocative pieces of art that speak volumes. “Being apolitical upholds and supports the systematic oppression of First Nations peoples. You are part of the problem. You are profiting off our lands, our suffering and you need to take accountability. Be better,” she writes.
The Wongutha-Yamatji actor from Kalgoorlie speaks out about racism in Australia and uses his own experiences to fuel his fire. “There are two problems. Racism is the first. Abuse of power by the hands of police is the second. I experienced both before I was a teenager,” he writes.
The Gamilaroi academic and writer hosts the Blacademia podcast and is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. On Twitter, she shares important information and must-read links. On Instagram, she shares hilarious TikToks and photos of her chooks.
The South Sea Islander Darumbal writer and UQ PhD candidate wrote the incredible article imploring Australians to “Bear witness to black deaths in our own country.” Read her words and learn from them.
The author of Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race, is “Trying to change the world with words.” Including this timely quote from Audre Lorde, “You do not have to be me in order for us to fight alongside each other.”
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander photographer and storyteller is behind the Team Mills Foundation, growing a sense of community around the world.