‘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.
Miranda Tapsell (Australian)
Miranda Tapsell is a proud Larrakia Tiwi woman from Darwin who grew up in Kakadu National Park. Recently, Miranda co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the film Top End Wedding that premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically in 2019 to stellar reviews and box office success. She will next be seen in the feature film, The Dry. Miranda is renowned for her stellar performance in the film The Sapphires as well as the television series Love Child for which she won two Logie Awards. Other television series include Doctor Doctor, Secret City, Get Krack!n, Mabo, Play School and the animation Little J & Big Cuz. Top End Girl is Miranda's entertaining and thought-provoking memoir.