‘Show me the receipts where it says Hermione is white,’ says Indigenous activist and self-professed Blerd (Black Nerd) Nayuka Gorrie. From the newest incarnation of Marvel’s Spiderman to groundbreaking series such as Cleverman, the Blerd movement is gathering momentum. It’s recasting cultural themes and turning stereotypes on their head. Join Cleverman creator Ryan Griffen and an all-star cast including Roxane Gay, Nayuka Gorrie, Miranda Tapsell and Colson Whitehead for a not-to-be-missed celebration of the exciting Blerd movement.
Nayuka Gorrie (Australian)
Nayuka Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta writer. Nayuka writes social commentary and television comedy.
Miranda Tapsell (Australian)
Miranda Tapsell is a proud Larrakia Tiwi woman from Darwin who grew up in Kakadu National Park and began performing at the age of seven. Recently, Miranda co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the film Top End Wedding, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and received stellar reviews and box office success. Miranda is renowned for her performance in the film The Sapphires and the television series Love Child, for which she won two Logie Awards. She will next be seen in the feature film The Dry.