Dear YA, White Are You Doing?
Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="652"]
18 May
Karen Bale · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="634"]
Guest Post: Ambelin Kwaymullina: Thoughts on Being an Ally of Indigenous Writers
Danielle Binks · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="629"]
Danielle Binks · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="625"]
Guest Post: Author-Illustrator Ambelin Kwaymullina on Ethics, Process & Own Voices
Danielle Binks · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="616"]
8 Oct
Launch of Becoming Aurora
Sally Belford · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="601"]
24 Nov
LGBTI voices in young adult media
Dr Gareth Jenkins · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="573"]
Indigenous OzYA poster 2
Danielle Binks · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="559"]
Indigenous OzYA poster 1
Danielle Binks · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="556"]
Race, reviews and children’s literature: some reflections on recent developments in the US - Guest post by Ambelin Kwaymullina
Danielle Binks · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="553"]
What teachers and school librarians can do to support Indigenous books - guest post by Ambelin Kwaymullina
Danielle Binks · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="549"]
'Writing While Indigenous/Writing While Chinese: Intersectionality in Oz YA'
Danielle Binks · 5 years ago · [comment_count comment_count="547"]

Diversity in YA

‘Diversity’ includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) peoples, gender diversity, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) people, and people with *disabilities.

Diversity matters because Australia is a diverse nation and our stories should be as well. All YA readers should be able to find themselves in stories, and all YA readers should be able to find other people’s cultures, identities and experiences in stories too.

So we need stories about diverse Australians, and we need to support diverse Australian voices to tell their stories!

*Consider this a broad definition of disability, including (but not limited to); physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological and addiction. We also include the social model of disability – those systemic barriers, negative attitudes and exclusions by society (purposely or inadvertently) that are the main contributory factors in disabling people. This can be done through stereotyping, marginalizing, and generally when society fails to take account of and include people regardless of their individual differences.