C H A N G E T H E D A T E 🖤💛❤️ // I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. I pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
I hope that I live to see a “Happy Australia Day”, because as far as I’m concerned (as are thousands of others), there’s no such thing. Yet.
It’s absolutely atrocious that a nation that’s directly benefitted from the dispossession of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and enjoys the privileges of everything Australia has to offer directly at the expense of Aboriginal people, celebrates the day on which all that began.
I want to celebrate the beautiful country in which I live, and it won’t be on 26 January. If Australia wants a truly inclusive national date: #ChangeTheDate 🖤💛❤️