Posted on 27 Sep 2017

    Roxane Gay Says Australia Is Much More Sexist Than America

    “... so sexist.”

    Nakkiah Lui and Miranda Tapsell are fascinated by how race and gender informs their everyday experiences. They talk about race ALL THE TIME, and even when they aren’t, they are – because their Aboriginality is part of who they are and how they are perceived by others.

    Ben King / Anna Mendoza / BuzzFeed. / Via BuzzFeed

    In the latest episode of their podcast Pretty for An Aboriginal, writer, actor and director Nakkiah Lui, and Miranda Tapsell, one of Australia's most in demand screen actors, talk to the brilliant Roxane Gay.

    Roxane Gay has been described as “America’s brightest new essayist”, but her work resonates deeply in Australia. As Miranda elaborates, Roxane’s writing “reflects my experience as an Aboriginal woman”. Oh, and she’s also the writer who made Miranda “feel things for women”. So that’s a bonus!

    Listen now:

    1. Pretty For An Aboriginal is available in Apple Podcasts.

    2. Be sure to subscribe, so you never miss a new episode! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts.

    Questions? Comments? Email nicola.harvey@buzzfeed.com

    Credits:

    Producer & Editor: Cinnamon Nippard (Audiocraft)

    Audio Mix: Adam Connolly (Audiocraft)

    BuzzFeed Designers: Ben King / Dennis Huynh

    BuzzFeed Photographer & Video Producers: Nick Wray & Anna Mendoza

    BuzzFeed Director of Audio: Eleanor Kagan

    Thanks to Hachette for support on Episode 3.

    Contact Pretty for an Aboriginal at nicola.harvey+prettyforanaboriginal@buzzfeed.com.

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