‘Go back to your s—hole country’: the high cost of standing out, speaking up

We’ve witnessed the high price women pay when they speak truth to power.

I have watched this movement with anger that it took this long for women to be heard; with pride that women are standing up; and with a sense of being lost.

  • Nyadol Nyuon
  • The Age

I have wanted to fully embrace the struggle, but also know it is a struggle that I can only meet halfway.

That is, as a woman in public, some of the major attacks I received were not because I was a woman, but because I was black.

The first online attack came soon after my first media appearance.

During the moral panic of the African gang narrative I had suggested that perhaps in addition to these young people being Africans, they…

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