Yatu Widders Hunt | Cultural connection

Showcasing Australian Indigenous fashion to the world

Yatu Widders Hunt is the founder and curator of Australian Indigenous Fashion, as well as a director of an Indigenous consultancy specialising in communications, policy and research.

Yatu Widders Hunt is a writer and communications consultant who grew up in the suburbs of Sydney and is a descendant of the Anaiwan and Dunghutti peoples from the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales.

Instagram fans may know her best as the founder and curator of Australian Indigenous Fashion, which she launched as a passion project in 2017 to showcase the incredible work of our Indigenous designers. The account has since grown to over 40,000 followers, becoming a go-to for the fashion industry and sparking collaborations with brands like Country Road and the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

But Yatu actually began her career as a communications advisor in federal politics and she also spent a few years as a freelancer, working with media organisations like NITV and the Koori Mail – before taking on her current role as a director at Cox Inall Ridgeway, an Indigenous consultancy specialising in communications, policy and research.

In this episode, Yatu talks about getting her start in federal politics, working with women like Senator Penny Wong, why she started the Australian Indigenous Fashion account and the important role it plays in connecting people with Indigenous identity, culture and stories

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