Thanks for showing up early Adelaide! What an awesome night 📸 @wadewhitington
Last night in Adelaide with our buddies @hilltophoods 😮
Last year @artscentremelbourne gave me the opportunity to present my album in full, a few weeks ahead of its release. In collaboration with an incredible team of creatives, I was able to bring these songs and stories to life in the most beautiful way we could imagine. Very soon we are bringing that show back for 3 nights only. I’m so proud of this work. If you enjoyed the album, please come to this show and experience these songs live in this super special setting... Tix link in bio
WOW! Last night was surreal. Feeling the love today. Thank you so much to @the.nimas for blessing us with the honours of Best Song AND Best Album. As Uncle Archie said it best “when one of us shines, we all shine”. Every single nominee last night deserved to win. I’m humbled and spinning. Sorry we couldn’t be there to accept in person (thanks to boo @kaiit_isshe for collecting for us💕) We were opening for our friends @hilltophoods at @rodlaverarena - what a crazy night. Can’t believe my life right now. 😍😍😍 Thank you to every single person who has gotten us here. Love you all. 📸 @righteyemediaaust
Thank you so much to everyone out in Beswick for having us. We had an incredible time with you all. I needed that. Extra special thanks to our brother Leon here who joined us on stage and made our show even more special. Thanks to @djilpinarts and @chrysscarr for making it all happen. And thanks to @oethax3 for the good times & the laughs. #beswickcommunity
Today I woke up to the news that I have been nominated in four categories at this years @the.nimas I wanted to tell you about it because I am so HONOURED and so GRATEFUL. 🙏🏽 Prior to Native Tongue, I had never spoken so publicly about ANY of these aspects of my identity (Filipino, Indigenous, Queer or Female). My choice to do so on this record was deeply personal. I HAD NO IDEA how much it would resonate with other people from within my communities. To see how positively this album has been received by my own family, friends and immediate community is so fulfilling, but to know that this work has been embraced by the broader community is more than I could have hoped or dreamed of. I feel even more humbled by these nominations because these ones hit home in a different way. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am proud to be all of the things that I am.
This Saturday just past, marked exactly 1 year since this song and video dropped. I could have never imagined the journey this would take me on. I’ve said it a million times, I will say it a million more THANK YOU to everyone who made this happen and thank you to everyone who supported me along the way. I cannot list all the ways that I am grateful nor all the things I am grateful for or who I am grateful to (but I’ve tagged some of ya 😂) . I’m just going to sit and reflect on it quietly. But I just wanted you all to know I love you. Thanks again and HAPPY #naidoc2019 🖤💛❤️
*** EDIT *** thanks for all the messages and well wishes everyone. That was so lovely. After 6 days in bed I’m feeling a lot better and I think I’ll do a little (lite) adventuring today. Now take care of yourselves so you don’t end up like me! ❤️ love you all. *** This is a picture of me, sick in bed for the 5th day running. I’ve been wiped out by fevers, migraines, nausea, vomiting etc. pretty much since the minute I touched down in L.A. I’m sharing this because it’s part of the reality. We all know that what we see on social media isn’t the whole picture. It’s often just the fruit of the labour. And the labour goes unseen. I’ve always worked hard and toured hard. But this last year I think I pushed myself the hardest. I pushed through the extremely poor mental health. I worked past the point of burn out. And then I kept going. I should have seen this coming. My first days alone where I had promised myself no work... since I cannot even remember when. Musicians, artists, independents... don’t do this. Make self care a priority. Please. My bestie @kirapuru put it better than I could ever say it. “Exhaustion is not a status symbol. Busy is not a personality trait.” I made the mistake of burning myself out for my work. It’s not the first time I’ve done this. But I’m working on not letting it happen again. Don’t believe the hype and don’t internalise the capitalism.