Tabitha (or as her ancestors know her, Budhin Mingaan) is a Gunditjmara woman living on Boandik country. Tabitha is a story teller and abolition activist who argues that the criminal punishment system is a brutal and often deadly colonial frontier for her people and uses her lived prison experience to fight for the total abolition of the prison industrial complex.
All essays by Tabitha Lean
Black and Blue: A Memoir of Racism and Resilience
by Veronica Gorrie
Published March 2021
More Black Than Blue: A Confession
Your story is one of defiance and ongoing resistance, Ronnie. Every day you drew breath as a Black woman wearing a blue uniform you were resisting. You may have been required to walk in that world, but your bare Black feet never left our world.
Jun. 2022 • Australian literature • First Nations literatures • Memoir • Non-fiction