Archive for July 10th, 2021

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Don’t @ Me by Alison Whittaker

curated tweets

Blak women are
powerful, overworked and under-praised
Bilingual and trilingual
Oh
I’m getting roots in
Sustain me, sustain me

No suspicious circumstances
Significant overrepresentation
What’s native title worth
In a compromised position to sovereignty?
Significant underrepresentation?
No contact with the family?

BREAKING
Individual pathology
Inquest into the death of
2 in every 25

Yesssssss
This hurts
When kids are locked up

Taught through brutality
How disposable they are
Threat to private property

Counternarrative:
Joyous precious worthy. I’m not
crying – you’re crying

I’m not booking flights at my hotdesk
I’m not calling mum at my hotdesk

Love this country or leave it so
Free domestic flights for First Nations?
A whole plane full of terrified people in plaid
staring ever forward
Their model of shame on ours
Oh and wildflowers on the train

My hot take?
Blak women have not been silent
Huge if true.

From: https://www.theliftedbrow.com/liftedbrow/two-poems-by-alison-whittaker

Date: 2017

By: Alison Whittaker (19??- )