Chosen by MISSive’s Guest Editor for April, Khadija Gbla
My Intersectional Feminist of the month is none other than the brilliant, amazing and thought-provoking Amy McQuire. Amy McQuire is a Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman from Rockhampton in central Queensland. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of Queensland into media representations of violence against Aboriginal women. She is also a freelance writer and journalist.
Amy has been the editor of the National Indigenous Times and Tracker magazine, was a former NITV National News political correspondent and journalist, senior reporter for New Matilda and producer for 98.9 FM in Brisbane. Recently, Amy was the Indigenous Affairs Reporter at Buzzfeed News Australia.
Over the past five years, Amy has co-hosted the investigative podcast ‘Curtain’ with human rights lawyer Martin Hodgson. The podcast puts forth the case for innocence for Aboriginal man Kevin Henry, who was wrongfully convicted in 1992 and also covers the treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by the criminal and justice system. This is my absolute favourite podcast and a must listen for all non indigenous people.
Listening to and centering the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women should be the default and standard!