Australian celebrities including Zoe Foster Blake, Phoebe Tonkin, Turia Pitt and more are handing over their Instagram platforms to BIPOC creatives in an effort to #ShareTheMicAustralia to help amplify Indigenous voices.
In an effort to amplify Indigenous voices, a list of Australian celebrities and social media influencers will be rendering their Instagram accounts to a group of talented BIPOC creatives, musicians, podcasters, musicians, writers, artists and activists to kickstart the #sharethemicnowaustralia campaign, today.
These celebrity accounts, with thousands of followers, will provide a bigger platform for the Indigenous community to tell their stories. The campaign is created by authors Tara June Winch and Zoë Foster Blake, and is inspired by #sharethemicnow – initiative which originated in America.
“This is a call to stand with us, walk with us, not only during Reconciliation Week, or NAIDOC day, or last week’s march – but on that road that is everything we carry when we Act and Write and Sing and Advocate for an honest truth-telling for the nation and a vociferous, dignified, just future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,” Winch said to Pedestrian TV, about the campaign.
This is a great opportunity to shine the light on some amazing Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander writers, activists, actors and creatives – providing them a platform form which they can share their point of view to the wider Australian – and indeed global – population.
“It’s a call for a wider audience to do the difficult work themselves too after we’ve spoken. Thank you for being a part of the first, female Takeover Tuesday and sharing that important, essential mic.”
For a full list of Insta swaps, see below.
Who to follow…
If you’re not already following these Indigenous creatives, please take the time to check out their Instagram pages.