Justice and Equity
We acknowledge that our primary place of work sits on the stolen lands of the Palawa people. We acknowledged the Palawa Pakana as the traditional custodians of lutruwita. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our wider communities.
The lands we work on were forcibly taken from the Aboriginal people, who continue to live with the ongoing effects of colonisation today. We stand in solidarity with First Nations people in Australia and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. We make ongoing and regular donations to indigenous-led charities and causes as reparations for working on land that was forcibly taken from First Nations peoples.
We are committed to the personal and organisational work required to create equity and justice. We welcome people of all ages, gender identities, body sizes, sexual identities, cultural backgrounds and spiritual and religious beliefs to our work, especially those who hold an underrepresented identity such as being Black, Brown, Indigenous, a Person of Colour, those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer, intersex, asexual pansexual, gender fluid, transgender or queer, and/or those living with a disability.
Laura only accepts invitations to events, interviews, gatherings and stages (whether online or in-person) that are inclusive and safe for as diverse a representation of people as possible. We prioritise safety for all people, in all of our spaces, with priority given to those people who hold an underrepresented identity. We have not always done this and for that we issue a standing apology. We remain committed to doing and being better and we openly recognise the privilege inherent in our lives and business as a white, cisgendered and able-bodied Australian woman and commit to the ongoing work in removing barriers and dismantling systems that are designed to do harm.
We continue to work on improving the accessibility of all areas of our work and acknowledge that this is a work in progress and that some of our content, processes and invitations have not yet been adapted to the most effective accessibility standards. As we continue to learn and develop we welcome you to contact us directly here and let us know what we can do better to support you.
We acknowledge that any price-point can create instances of unspoken authority and exclusivity, and also real feelings of isolation and segregation for those who are unable to meet it due to socio-economic barriers. If this is an impacting factor in your decision or ability to learn from and work with us, we invite you to reach out to us at [email protected] so we can discuss a possible solution to support you.
We stand for inclusion, equity, diversity and anti-racism and we are committed to the personal, organisational and systemic work required in order to create true justice and equity. We are ongoingly and actively undertaking personal and professional development specifically in addressing privilege, bias and anti-racism. To date we have undertaken training, development and learning initiatives from educators such as Andréa Ranae, Desiree Adaway/The Adaway Group, Sharyn Holmes, Dixie Crawford, Annie Gichuru/Uplifting Studios and Rachel Rodgers.
We proudly support the work of Water For A Village, providing community-led solutions and access to clean water sources in remote Ethiopia, improving health and education outcomes for all, especially women and children.