Sharing tales of diversity Sweatshop publication to break down prejudice bid

☐ Shirley Le, Sydnye Allen and Winnie Dunn with a copy of Sweatshop Women: Volume One.

SWEATSHOP: Western Sydney Literacy Movement has released a new publication showcasing the stories of culturally diverse women.

In the first volume of the new series, over 20 writers share their stories of love, faith, home and history.
Officially launched this Friday as part of the 2019 Sydney Writers’ Festival, the book is edited by Tongan-Australian writer and community arts worker Winnie Dunn.
As the general manager of Sweatshop, Ms Dunn has been a powerful advocate for women and people of colour throughout Australia.
She believes that art and writing are important tools in the fight against sexism, racism and Islamophobia.
“In this current climate where we are seeing the horrendous rise of white supremacist and far-right groups around the world, the stories and experiences of culturally diverse women can help transform prejudices,” Winnie said.
Sweatshop Women: Volume One features short stories and poems by 22 Australian writers who come from Indigenous, African, Arab, Asian and Pacifika backgrounds. There is also a foreword in the anthology by award-winning writer Michelle Law.
“This anthology showcases some of Australia’s finest and most exciting emerging writers,” Ms Law writes.
The new anthology is part of an ongoing push by Sweatshop to bring more stories from diverse communities to the forefront of Australian literature. This has been made possible through the support of I.C.E, Create NSW, Australia Council for the Arts, Western Sydney University and the Packer Foundation.
Sweatshop Women: Volume One can be purchased directly from