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Season 1, episode 2

Yatu Widders Hunt, founder of online community Australian Indigenous Fashion

This episode, I talk to Yatu Widders Hunt, a communications consultant and First Nations woman in Sydney.

A few years ago, Yatu founded something called Indigenous Australian Fashion. Initially an Instagram account, it became an enthusiastic online community. It's put Indigenous labels on the map and on red carpets. Day-to-day, Yatu runs the consultancy Cox Inall Ridgeway.

I wanted to talk to her about her ideas on First Nations design thinking, something she uses all the time, plus her love of politics.

Asked to choose three books resonate in her life right now, Yatu picked:

  • Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta, published by Text Publishing, 2019

  • Another Day in the Colony by Chelsea Watego, published by UQP, 2021

  • How to Lose Friends and Influence White People by Antoinette Lattouf, published by Penguin, 2022

Yatu speaks to me from Sydney.

Yatu Widders Hunt

Yatu Widders Hunt is a communications and media consultant with extensive experience working in the government and NGO sectors in Australia.

She is General Manager at Cox Inall Ridgeway, a majority Aboriginal-owned social change agency (the remaining stake in the agency is held by Dentsu Creative, the international creative and ad agency network).

Yatu is also the founder of online community Australian Indigenous Fashion @ausindigenousfashion, which uses social media to showcase First Nations fashion. She sits on the board of the Australian Fashion Council.

Yatu is a Dunghutti and Anaiwan woman, with family from the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. She lives on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Find her on Instagram: @yatuwiddershunt

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