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Our Featured Writer

Carielyn Bermudez Tunion-Lam

Carielyn Bermudez Tunion-Lam (or ALIENCRY) is a multimedia artist currently living on unceded Darkinjung land, working predominantly in the genre of ‘videopoetry’.

Carielyn draws on her love of writing and a background in screen & media production to make short videos which combine textual, moving image, and audio elements. She uses these videos to explore personal experiences and issues around alienation, historical racism & intergenerational trauma from a decolonial lens.

George's town pt. 2

'George's town pt. 2' explores distance, diaspora, and the hidden truths of familial betrayal and the taste of disappointment.

You can view more of Carielyn Bermudez Tunion-Lam's videopoetry at Verity La  and at 

Dream with eyes wide open & hearts tilted up to the sky.

I occupy space as a woman of colour in the matrix of coloniality. I'm an immigrant and a settler on unceded indigenous land. I miss my home and my country but I don't have the resources to go back. I don't really know what I'm doing, other than I feel compelled to use my voice to speak truth to my experiences. I don't presume this will make a difference to others but it might. I'm a drop in the ocean that will break the bedrock of colonial injustices. This is the hope. 


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    It could be almost anywhere                      in the Middle East. The result of war or famine                or ... Read More
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    By the time I see you, seventy-one angels have descended from heaven, chopped off your hands and feet, split your tongue. You crawl along your belly. Vanish. By the time ... Read More
  • 1,000 (Robin Gow)1,000 (Robin Gow)
    I’ve done the math. 884 is the number of masses I attended between when I was born & when I was 17. If you think about holy days that’s at ... Read More