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Van Badham is a writer, commentator, activist, occasional broadcaster, theatremaker, and one of Australia's most controversial public intellectuals. In addition to a weekly column for Guardian Australia, her work has appeared in The Age, Australian Cosmopolitan, Daily Life, Southerly, Women's Agenda, and Britain's Daily Telegraph. She is a frequent guest on panels for ABC's Radio National, The Drum and Q and A, and Channel 7's Sunrise. She is active on Twitter via @vanbadham.
Reni Eddo-Lodge is a London-based activist turned writer. She has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Independent, Stylist, and Dazed and Confused. She is the winner of an MHP '30 to Watch' Award and was chosen as one of the 'Top 30 Young People in Digital Media' by The Guardian in 2014. She has also been listed in Elle's '100 Inspirational Women' list, and The Root's '30 Black Viral Voices Under 30'.
Tim Highfield is Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology. His fellowship project is “Visual cultures of social media,” and he is the author of Social Media and Everyday Politics (Polity, 2016). His research examines the intersections between everyday digital communication, digital cultures, popular culture, play and humor, and politics.
Celeste Liddle is an Arrente woman living in Melbourne. An activist and writer, she is also the current National Indigenous Organiser for the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU). Celeste is particularly interested in education, politics, and the arts. Her writing has been published in The Guardian, Daily Life, Sydney Morning Herald, and blogs at Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist.