A Sweatshop in a Red Room
Slowly, in Sydney’s inner-west,
I pull myself back.
Sri Lanka quietly fades, several clicks
and flicks away, to the back pages.
~ 'Sri Lanka Quietly Fades' by Christine Shamista
Following our first collaboration with Speaking to the Suburbs – Writing from the West, Red Room Poetry and Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement came together again in 2019 for A Sweatshop in a Red Room.
Recognising the deeply personal, yet universal, journey of mapping one's identity, Red Room Poetry is proud to elevate the stories of a diverse range of voices through the bridging medium of poetry.
Exploring two topics central to our identity and sense of belonging, six poets navigate the landscapes of race and gender to create new poetic works for A Sweatshop in a Red Room.
The poems, commissioned and published by Red Room Poetry and edited by Sweatshop Manager, Winnie Dunn, are also be published in Sweatshop Women: Volume One and Two.