Underdog with Grace Edward

August 28, 7:45am - 9:00am AEST. Hosted at Zoom

part of a series on Underdog

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Grace Edward is a Brisbane based playwright, Director and Creative Producer born in Yei, South Sudan. She believes in the power of storytelling as a tool to understand one another better. Through her writing and productions, Grace explores different aspects of what it means to be a third-culture child and a Person of Colour living in Australia today. She has co-written, produced and directed two theatre productions in Meanjin (Brisbane) Linking Generations: A forum theatre play (2018) and Skin deep (2019) which explored the ideology of colourism within People of Colour Communities. Grace has spoken around Australia on a range of issues including youth leadership, education, health, migration, racism and discrimination, and displacement.


Jamie Marloo Thomas is a proud GunaiKurnai man and Maara descendant. In 2014, Jamie, and his partner Sara, created Wayapa Wuurrk®, an internationally-accredited and trademarked Earth Mindfulness Connection Practice. Based on Indigenous wisdom of living in harmony with the environment, Wayapa combines ancient earth mindfulness with movement meditation, storytelling and sustainability to create Earth Mind Body Spirit Well-being.

Jamie has shared Wayapa with thousands of people in Australia and along with Sara, he has trained over 100 accredited Wayapa Practitioners to help them deliver Wayapa Workshops to a wide variety of audiences from child care centres and schools to government departments to corporate organisations to the prison system to community groups to the health care sector.

Jamie is passionate about helping people tap into their ancestral knowledge to create purpose, belonging and intergenerational well-being for a healthier, more connected planet.