Story Telling and anti-racism work brought the Our Race team together. Through our combined experiences across the arts, community, academia, government and advocacy we realised there was a need to highlight and address the power imbalances that occur in Story Telling and community engagement practices across society.
We believe that lived experience is the highest level of knowledge and build all of our work from that standpoint, starting with the strength and examples of First Nations' Story Telling. We honour and prioritise cultural knowledge and safety, which guides our approach to transformative, ethical Story Telling.
We are committed to an anti-racist, intersectional approach, valuing genuine engagement, reflection, critique and continual improvement.
We recognise the importance of individual wellbeing and safety in Story Telling, as well as the context within which it is told. We believe that individual Stories can add to or challenge mainstream narratives and we are committed to advocating for excluded and marginalised Story Holders.
Through a collaborative model of engagement we provide spaces, in person and online, where we can confront racist and other oppressive practices through education, capacity building, democratising information and encouraging a transformational, ethical Story Telling and engagement approach.
Meet the Team
We are an anti-racist Story Telling social enterprise who take a collaborative approach to creating safe, ethical Story Telling processes across media, arts, marketing and communications, research through to advocacy and community engagement. Our variety of experiences and collaborative approach, allows us to work towards the same goal: flipping the power of Story Telling together.
Dung is a lived experience anti-racism Story Telling mentor, educator and advocate.
Growing up in Ipswich QLD during the 80s and 90s where she witnessed and experienced racism regularly instilled in Dung a strong sense of social and racial justice.
Dung has used her lived experience as one of her greatest strengths as both a driver to fight for justice and to encourage others to value lived experience as the highest form of expertise. She demonstrates this through her work at Our Race which she co-founded and serves as a director and Story Partner.
We pay the Rent. We acknowledge we are on First Nations Land and believe we all have a role in reparations and justice.
We value lived experiences as the highest level of expertise. Our team will always reflect this.
We believe in transformative justice and change. We won't tick boxes!
We don't just talk about cultural safety, we practice it.
We value and encourage creativity and collaboration as part of our ongoing learning journey.
“I am not used to studying the subject as I am always seen to be the subject. By participating in Our Race workshops I realised that I am not their subject”