A few of you know that I’ve just spent two gorgeous weeks back in Timor-Leste!
I visited for the 20th anniversary of Timor-Leste’s independence vote; to try and get the police clearance I successfully avoided attempting when I lived there; to visit old friends and collect a bit of cash—and to do a little bit of journalism work, which is how I justified the (pretty high) cost of flights from Perth.
My gorgeous, supportive, pestering mother has asked me a couple of times for links to what I’ve written, so I thought I’d pop them all here for easy viewing (and I’ll also upload them to my portfolio on my new, proper writing website).
It does feel a little silly to still be posting on this blog, four months after I moved away from Timor-Leste, but a couple of lovely friends have said that they’re interested in my writing, so I wanted to gather it together here with the rest of it.
You can also see a list of what I wrote in 2018 here, my favourite blog posts from last year here, and here’s where I’ve been linking some of my journalism and story-writing work. And here’s my latest stuff:
- Children of Independence, New Naratif, 30 August 2019
- Timor-Leste’s future still shadowed by past, the Lowy Institute’s Interpreter, 2 September 2019
- Timor-Leste draws a line. Will Australia respect it?, Crikey, 2 September 2019
- A postcard from Dili, Global Hobo, 6 September 2019
- Australia’s true relationship with Timor-Leste, Eureka Street, 9 September 2019
- Independent but not yet free: The evolving work of Timor-Leste’s women, IWDA, 11 September 2019
- Why I returned to Timor-Leste, Global Hobo, 23 September 2019
- How Timor-Leste can make the most of its oil, Southeast Asia Globe, 23 October 2019
I’ve got two more pieces that haven’t been published yet; will link them here when they’re live! And, of course, I don’t think I’m physically able to return to Timor-Leste without being totally consumed by about forty-five different emotions; I’ll be back here later this week with a fat chunk of words about how I felt going back.
Thank you for being interested and for reading my work, whether it’s my articles or my blog—I can’t tell you how much it means to me.