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Digital Soapbox Series: Veronica Gorrie



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Veronica Gorrie – winner of the 2022 Victorian Prize for Literature for Black and Blue: A Memoir of Racism and Resilience – reflects on single parenthood and grandparenting as a First Nations matriarch, as part of M/OTHER's digital Soapbox Series.

You can watch other digital Soapboxes from Rosie Batty, Roz Bellamy and Becky Sui Zhen online, and hear from Madison Griffiths, Frankie van Kan and Jacinta Parsons in-person as part of the free Soapbox Series at the Moat on 3, 4 and 5 March respectively. 

Please note, conversations in M/OTHER may include references to topics such as mental health, reproductive rights, and childbirth. If you need assistance with any of these issues, you can learn more and seek advice via the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE)Perintal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA) and Beyond Blue.


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M/OTHER is a weekend of fearless conversation about the ways ‘motherhood’ is experienced, portrayed and labelled by those who mother, have been mothered, wish they were mothers, do not identify as mothers, cannot or do not want to mother, and by society at-large.




Veronica Gorrie

Ronnie Gorrie is a is a Gunai/Kurnai and Gunditjmara woman. (She/Her) is an award-winning author for her memoir Black and Blue. Aunty Ronnie’s next book – When Cops are Criminals will be published next year. Ronnie is also the Executive Officer of Pay the Rent, a grassroots Aboriginal Organi... Read more

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