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Bright Lights, No City

Bright Lights, No City documented the experiences of nine LGBTQIA+ youth that had grown up in regional Western Australia. These oral and written stories touched on love, desire, suffering, pain, and adolescence. Funded by Catalyst.

Jay Anderson spent the majority of his life in Kalgoorlie—a red-dirt town full of miners who are seemingly, more often than not, too-pissed-to-piss-straight.
Emery Wishart is a pre-service primary school teacher with a passion for supporting trans and gender diverse community development.
Jordan Fletcher speaks of growing up gay in the "cultural oasis that is Kalgoorlie".
Alex Watson grew up in the sand and surf of Geraldton and has a passion for stories in all forms.
For Peehi Blake, coming out to friends and family has been a wild ride.
Josie Boland is a 23-year-old gay woman who grew up in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
When Holden Sheppard realised he was attracted to blokes, he found it impossibly out of sync with every aspect of his identity as a man.
Damo hopes to remind people to embrace their true identity, no matter what, and to treat every life experience as an opportunity for self-growth.
After a journey of self-discovery, Laidley Plackett is ready to dust the red dirt off his memories and share a few of them.
An illustration of a person with microphones popping out of their head. The words LIT LIVE are surrounded by lightening bolts
Aug
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With letters of love, passion, and hate—from quills to emails. Book Online
An illustration of a masculine person wearing funky pin-stripe pants and reading a book.
Aug
22
Breaking The Glass Slipper is all about moving past the 'common narrative' usually centred around whiteness and the hegemonic and/or privileged experience. Book Online
An illustration of a person with microphones popping out of their head. The words LIT LIVE are surrounded by lightening bolts
Sep
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With stories from and about every member of the family. Book Online
An illustration of many different people sitting together by a bookshelf. The Bookshelf is a light lavender purple colour.
Aug
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Fem Book Club is an introduction to a diverse range of texts by women about women. Book Online
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