Raelee Lancaster works on research projects in Sydney and Brisbane. Raelee loves working with young people, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Raelee’s academic background is in ancient history and heritage studies, though she also enjoys learning about and working within the GLAMR (galleries, libraries, archives, museums and records) sector. She has also been very passionate about writing and poetry since she was young.
Raelee began emerging in the poetry scene in 2017 when she was published in Rabbit Journal and accepted into the Toolkits: Poetry 2017 program through Express Media and Australian Poetry. Raelee has enjoyed sharing her work at emerging writers salons in Brisbane and learning more about poetry and writing from others within the community.
Prior to 2017, Raelee wrote poetry for fun and has published many of those poems on this blog. This blog began as a place for Raelee to share her writing but in the future, she hopes to develop it into a professional platform. During this time, Raelee co-wrote, co-produced and performed in two history-related university revues during her time as an undergraduate at Macquarie University. She also had her work published in, and was later the Online Editor (2014-2015) for, Grapeshot Magazine.
Acknowledgement of Country
I am a descendant of the Wiradjuri people and grew up on the western shores of Awaba (Lake Macquarie) on Awabakal land. Since then, I have moved around and lived on many different nations and with different cultural groups within Australia. I am currently residing on Yagera and Turrbal country. I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of my home land, the land that nurtured me, and the land upon which I currently live. I also pay my respects to elders past, present and future.
All writing and published opinions are those of the author. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised to exercise caution as this blog may contain images or voices of dead persons.