On the Couch with Elaine Crombie

Elaine-Crombie-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Elaine Crombie?
I’m a proud Yunkunjtatjarra Warrigmay.

Who inspires you and why?
Recently I attended a vigil and march honouring Aubrey Donohue who was shot and killed by police in Mareeba, Queensland. The people who inspire me are the people on the ground in the forefront who are versed in what the future looks like for my people. The people who inspire me are the families who have been heart broken and beaten down and still continue to rise.

My mother inspires me, my Nan inspires me, my sons, my nieces and nephews, Aunties, Uncles, my peers. Everyone.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Lead with love and strive towards international wealth.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Anywhere near water.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I’d take them to Happy Birds for hot chips and then go and sit down at the beach and watch the sunset.

What are you currently reading?
Nothing yet.

What are you currently listening to?
L.A.B., Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, Warumpi Band, workout bangers on Spotify.

Happiness is?
Me baby dog, Bear Bear.

What does the future hold for you?
Continuing conversations about women being represented within our screen industry and taking space for our First Nations First Peoples women. I think the conversation just needs to be ongoing and equal and in regards to First Nations First Peoples stories – NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US!

Elaine Crombie will take part in a panel discussion at ACMI’s Being Seen on Screen: The Importance of Representation conference on Wednesday 5 April. Costumes from her hit TV series Kiki & Kitty will also be part of ACMI’s blockbuster exhibition Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion which opens Wednesday 5 April 2023. For more information, visit: www.acmi.net.au for details.

Image: Elaine Crombie (supplied)