Dur-é Dara is Indian by race, Malaysian by birth, and – since the age of 15 – Australian by choice. She is now 73 years old.
High on Dur-é’s priorities are environmental sustainability; equality and a treaty with, and for, the First Nation people of this country; and access to equal education and economic opportunity for women and girls. To this end, Dur-é feels very strongly about putting a gender lens on all social policy, law-making and philanthropy.
Professor Wendy Bacon (born 1946) is an Australian academic, investigative journalist, and political activist who was head of the Journalism Program at the University of Technology, Sydney. She was awarded Australian journalism's highest prize, a Walkley Award in 1984 for her articles about police corruption in New South Wales.
On her own website Bacon describes her approach to journalism and political activism:
I am an investigative journalist who is also a political activist. This means that I want my journalism to be useful to those who resist abuses of power and seek social justice rather than supporting existing power structures, which is what most journalism does. My emphasis is on information that I hope will empower people to take action.
Ijeoma Oluo (born 1980) is an American writer. She is the author of So You Want to Talk About Race and has written for The Guardian, Jezebel, The Stranger, Medium and The Establishment, where she is also an editor-at-large.
Born in Denton, Texas and based in Seattle, Washington, in 2015 Oluo was named one of the most influential people in Seattle, and in 2018, she was named one of the 50 most influential women in Seattle. Her writing covers misogynoir, intersectionality, online harassment, the Black Lives Matter movement, race, economics, parenting, feminism and social justice.
Many of her articles critiquing race and the invisibility of women's voices have gone viral, as exemplified in the coverage of her interview with Rachel Dolezal.