HerStory is a panel discussion about the role and representation of Indigenous women in the performing arts, by Indigenous women who make a living in film, television, theatre and online.
Now more than ever, Indigenous Women are making waves in front and behind the cameras, in development roles and writers rooms, having agency of and sharing our stories, shaping how Australia and the world see us. This agency over narrative and myth-making on stage and screen is more powerful and influential than it has ever been, and more women are entering roles in the entertainment and arts industries to amplify those voices and stories that matter.
Brooke Boney - (HerStory Moderater), journalist and triple j presenter. Brooke is of the Gamilaroi and Gomeroi nations.
Sally Riley - Head of ABC TV’s Scripted Production, previously the Manager of ABC’s Indigenous Department for 6 years, during which she was integral to the development of Indigenous Australian content. Sally is a member of the Wiradjuri nation.
Rachel Perkins - is a director, producer, filmmaker. Rachel is from the Arrernte & Kalkadoon people.
Nakkiah Liu – a writer, actor, and social commentator. Nakkiah is from the Gamilaroi & Torres Strait Islander people.
Nayuke Gorrie - an actor, writer, and social commentator. Nayuka is from the Kurnai/Gunai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta people
Trigger warning: mentions of sexual assault and domestic violence