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‘If You Can’t See Yourself, You Only Have The Imaginings Of Others’: Moreblessing Maturure

Australia is culturally-diverse, but our arts remain dominated by the white gaze. Here, what needs to change – according to two women who know what it's like to be erased from the conversation.

By Natalie Cornish

Culture

Australia is culturally-diverse, but our arts remain dominated by the white gaze. Here, what needs to change – according to two women who know what it's like to be erased from the conversation.

By Natalie Cornish

Australia is multicultural, multi-racial and multi-faith, but mainstream storytelling remains slanted to the white gaze – denying culturally diverse voices their rightful share of the platform – and a true representation of Australia’s heritage.

Zimbabwean/Australian advocate, artist, writer, co-founder of Folk Magazine and TEDx speaker Moreblessing Maturure and Diversity Arts Australia Executive Director Lena Nahlous are working hard to change that, as they told Future Women’s Sydney Social Club last week.

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