This week on Let’s Talk – Social Justice, Kevin continues his series on Black Queer & Trans Justice with the extraordinary non-binary Wiradjuri Professor Sandy O’Sullivan. Sandy is a researcher, musician, sound artist and performer currently based at Macquarie University. Their research and teaching spans queer studies, art and design, music and performance, museum studies & cultural representation, all brought together through their foregrounding of the agency and aspiration of First Nations people.

They are currently working on a project titled Saving Lives: Mapping the Influence of Indigenous LGBTIQ+ creative artists. The project explores the unique contribution and influence of queer artists to understand how modelling complex identities in the arts helps contribute to the wellbeing of all First Nations’ peoples. 

In this wonderful and rich conversation, Kevin & Sandy talk about the importance of complex queer and trans First Nations representation in media and the arts. They dig into the relationship between representation and justice, and the importance of foregrounding the beauty, power, and joy of queer and trans mob.