“Because every woman deserves to feel inspired by new experience, to be struck down by beauty, to rub their eyes with disbelief at a spectacular view, to feel tiny next to a volcanic mountain or massive gorge, to feel brave and adventurous, to experience their body coming alive to the beat of new sounds and unfamiliar music.” Jirra Lulla Harvey.
My favourite part of Black Girl Magic is the commitment to one another to participate in each other’s magic, orchestrating a whole inconceivable reality that truly makes Hogwarts look lame. Celebrating and uplifting one another to reach higher, to laugh louder and to stay winning like Serena Williams. Sometimes, you need a visual to really grasp a concept, so God gave us Serena Williams, Michelle Obama, Beyoncé Knowles, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas and Elaine Thompson. Kyah Parrott
“Too few are prepared to adopt a zero tolerance to racism in fashion and film and yet if we had a collective approach to fighting the lack of diversity that exists, I believe change would be inevitable and swift.” Debra Ojumu.
They say a cat has nine lives – and for Ruby, a First Nations woman navigating the 21st century, ‘nine lives’ are but one way to explain her idiosyncrasies. Join the enigmatic Ruby on her quest for connection, as she unites the truths of history with her experience of the present to uncover the binding threads of people and place. A one-woman exploration of hope, longing and connection.
Maminydjama Magnolia Maymuru burst onto the Australian fashion scene as the first Traditional Aboriginal woman to represent Northern Territory at Miss World Australia 2016. In her first fashion editorial, Grace & Grandeur: The Eternal Beauty of East Arnhem Land, we take you behind the scenes, on set with the stunning beauty from Yirrkala.