Two deadly tiddas, movers and shakers Teela Reid and Merinda Dutton have created an Instagram page to share and celebrate blackfulla storytelling. Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman, Reid and Gumbaynggirr and Barkindji woman, Dutton, created Blackfulla Bookclub in response to COVID-19 isolation.
It’s clear mob love to read lots; especially stories that connect them to Country and ancestors that enable a sense of healing. And it’s clear non-Aboriginal people have a lust to learn the truth-telling of First Nations stories in Australia.
Blackfulla Bookclub is about celebrating Aboriginal stories and Aboriginal voices. It is also about accepting and placing value on the way that Aboriginal people tell stories.
At its core, Blackfulla Bookclub is honouring our ancestors and remembering their stories through our storytelling and languages.