On occasion I do accept commissions as a freelance writer, speaker, and/or panellist. I accept these commissions only where I have the available time and can see the value for myself and/or my community. This work is done for a fee. Please do not ask me to gift you my time and work. Below are some examples of my published freelance work.
May, 2021 Stella Prize Keynote Address
November, 2020. Business Chicks x The Parenthood Panel
November, 2020. NAIDOC Week Gawuru x Macquarie Group Fundraising event panel
October, 2020 Sydney Policy Lab x University of Sydney Panellist
September, 2020 Buzzfeed Read
21 Indigenous-Owned Brands You’ll Love To Support And Wear Right Now
Author: Amy Thunig
August, 2020 IndigenousX Read
Indigenous academic women: treated as ‘black performer’ in higher education.
This article is part of a series titled ‘wuu-rri-lay’ (give each other) which translates Amy’s peer-reviewed academic publications from her PhD into accessible, plain language articles, held in spaces not hindered by pay walls. This article relates to the peer-reviewed academic paper ‘Don’t make me play house‑n***er’: Indigenous academic women treated as ‘black performer’ within higher education (Thunig and Jones, 2020) which can be read in full in The Australian Educational Researcher (AER) and is available here rdcu.be/b58Tq
July, 2020. Panellist CODA ZERO: Change Learn
Equity, Education and The Academy.
June, 2020 Contributor: Audible Listen
Debutante: Race, Resistance and Girl Power
They’re wearing ball gowns, they’re debutantes… and they’re black. The debs’ ball is a controversial colonial export but can it be empowering too? Australia’s most celebrated young playwright Nakkiah Lui and actress Miranda Tapsell put on their hats and gloves to find out.
May, 2020 Big Sister Hotline! Podcast Listen Here
Presented weekly by Clementine Ford, this is your place to ask all the questions you’re too embarrassed to ask your therapist, with the kind of frank advice you could expect to get from the person who loves you most – your big sister.
March, 2020 Marie Clare x Myer International Women’s Day Breakfast Read
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
Hosted by marie claire editor Nicky Briger, this event brought together over 400 guests to listen to a diverse panel of accomplished women, including Asher Keddie, Yael Stone, Amy Thunig, Elyse Knowles, Jean Hinchcliffe and Matina Jewell.
March, 2020 Witchery x Future Women Read
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, Future Women and Witchery are proud to honour the next generation of Indigenous leaders. Hosted by Brooke Boney, speakers included Marlee Silver, Amy Thunig, Shannan Dodson, and Leilana Bin-Juda.
February, 2020 Sydney Review of Books Read
Swimmers and Smoke Masks
January, 2020 Women’s Agenda Read
What organising an Invasion Day rally taught me about solidarity
July, 2019 The Guardian, Australia Read
Even education has been used as a weapon of white supremacy in Australia.
May, 2019 Junkee dot com Read
‘Top End Wedding’ Is The Uplifting Rom-Com Australia Needs.
February, 2019 Eureka Street Read
Good news stories from the age of outrage.
January, 2019 IndigenousX Read
Debunking: ‘Protests do nothing’.
January, 2019 Crikey Read
Swelling crowds and rising heat: the mixed emotions of Invasion Day.
January, 2019 10Daily Read
Australia, Who The Bloody Hell Are You?
December, 2018 Junkee dot com Read
#BuskingBecky Is Yet Another Instance Of The Silencing Of Indigenous Voices.
December, 2018 Eureka Street Read
Australia’s Christmas Cognitive Dissonance.
October, 2018 IndigenousX Read
We Do Not Need To Give Abbott A Chance, We Know Who He Is.
October, 2018 Junkee dot com Read
Scott Morrison’s ‘Daggy Dad’ Marketing Isn’t Fooling Anyone.
October, 2018 Eureka Street Read
Australians Are Leaving Our Leaders behind.
September, 2018 IndigenousX Read
10 Questions I Get From non-indigenous Students.
August, 2018 Eureka Street Read
Don’t Buy The Body Lie.
July, 2018 IndigenousX Read
Indigenous academic women, because of her we can.
June 2018 Eureka Street Read
Family Diversity Brings New Reasons To Feast.