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Bexx Djentuh - BOX Oceania / ALTERITY Collective / LISTEN
Bexx is an African/Maori queer person of colour, who thrives on her body positive community. She co-founded BOX Oceania and ALTERITY Collective - a group of QTIPOC people who shed light onto the struggle of black and brown folk through art and performance via fundraising events.
Celeste Potter - Illustrator / Musician
Celeste Potter is a Melbourne based illustrator and musician. As an illustrator, Celeste focuses mainly on the music industry, making posters, band merch and music videos.
In 2014, Celeste received an ARIA nomination (Best Album Cover) for her DZ Deathrays’ Black Rat album artwork. In the same year, she was also awarded Melbourne Advertising and Design Club’s (MADC) ‘Junior of the Year’ for her directorial work of the Sydney Writers Festival TVC.
Celeste also plays guitar and sings in an experimental punk band called Ouch My Face.
Emily Nicol - Media Professional, Koori Radio and NITV
Emily Nicol is an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander media professional based in Sydney. With a diverse background in acting, journalism, TV production, PR and events, Emily currently produces/presents the drive time show on Sydney’s Koori Radio, is a digital producer with NITV, and a freelance journalist.
Grant Gronewold (HTMLFlowers) - Musician / Comics Artist / Writer
HTMLflowers is a disabled musician, comics artist & tattooist living in Melbourne. Immigrating from the US to Australia in the 90’s to find universal healthcare, he’s seen the worst of both worlds. His work has been featured in Vice, The Fader, The Lifted Brow, It’s Nice That & more. He is a contributing writer to the twice over New York Times Best Seller series Megg & Mogg with his writing partner Simon Hanselmann.
Soreti Kadir - Oromo Poet / Musician
Soreti is an Oromo poet, musician and writer based on unceded Kulin Nations land. Her artistry is a method of story and truth telling. Her performance style is riveting, leaving audiences in an abyss of empowerment and contemplation. What she speaks and writes on evolves with her and her experience but is vastly committed to identity, justice, equity and freedoms. In 2015 she self-published her book of poetry, Siyaanne, and 2016 she made the move into music. The future is sure to be an exciting expression of Soreti’s multiple, growing, artistic disciplines.
Amrita Hepi – Moderator, Spotify Talks
Amrita Hepi is a Bundjulung and Ngapuhi dancer, choreographer and activist. Her work is rooted in creating movement in transitional spaces, interweaving cultural and contemporary dance training. She’s also quite well known around town for teaching sold out pop culture dance classes in nightclubs around the country.