Are there any particular special moments that you had while working on Sweatshop Women: Volume One?
There were two very distinctive special moments I can remember. The first, was the first ever workshop of the Sweatshop Women’s Collective. Sweatshop had such a large amount of interest that almost every participant was a new woman of colour writer from incredibly diverse backgrounds, ages and suburbs. It was so exciting and liberating to see new women of colour coming together to create a new space within Sweatshop. The second was to see all the guest facilitators come to lead the workshops such as Michelle Law, Roanna Gonsalves, Maryam Azam, Sarah Ayoub, Randa Abdel-Fattah and Michelle de Kretser. Seeing such important women of colour writers and authors give their time, advice and expertise to the next generation of women of colour writers was incredibly empowering.