Mykaela Saunders


I’m open to all invitations that excite me, especially creative collaborations, as well as commissions to write, speak, teach, read and perform.°

At this time, I won’t be able to take on any new projects until September 2023 onwards.

I appreciate queries that are upfront and detailed.

I only do paid work and consultation (although I might make exceptions for blackfella community orgs, and only if I have time).

I’m not interested in black cladding non-Indigenous projects just to tick a diversity box. I need to have creative autonomy at all stages of the project.

Please get in touch by filling out the form at the bottom of this page, or email mykaela dot saunders at gmail dot com.

° Amplifying Aboriginal voices is one good way to uplift our wisdom. The best way to do this is to prioritise place-based experience over pan-Indigenous perspectives. For event organisers and media, this means connecting with community people: seek out local Aboriginal spokespeople rather than blow-ins, build respectful relationships with them, and make sure their wisdom is accessible.

In this spirit, please follow this process when inviting me to speak from my cultural standpoint:

  • First, consider whether you are looking for any Aboriginal voice, or my voice in particular.
  • If any Aboriginal voice will do, respect the sovereignty of those whose land the event takes place on and offer this job to an appropriate local person.
  • If it’s my particular voice you’re after, consider creating a paid opportunity for a community member to speak at the event as well.
  • Offer the community tickets to the event, and advertise this on all media releases.

I encourage all event organisers and media to commit to this process when seeking out Aboriginal voices.

© Mykaela Saunders, 2021