Amber grew up with her Mum on the Women’s Lands in northern NSW where there was no power, but all the freedom in the world. She moved to Sydney at 14 and some land friendships still endure. Her communal upbringing has made her open to befriending almost anyone. She’s worked making shoes, in childcare and spent years at some of Sydney’s best loved restaurants. Amber now works with her husband Jonny in their art business.Most nights she can be found cooking, dancing and singing – often simultaneously – with Jonny and her son Monte, while they plan their next adventure.
Kerryn discovered the Mountain and founded the Mountain Co-op. She wrote All That False Instruction, Australia’s first lesbian novel—or second if you include The Getting of Wisdom. It’s also our first second wave feminist novel. Her latest book, Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet distils four decades of thinking about the ecological limits to economic growth. She is a historian and an environmental and feminist activist, and was the founder of Women against Nuclear Energy (WANE) in the 70s. She has taught at Melbourne Uni and UNSW. She grows vegies, and built a house on the mountain.
Dr. Sophie Robinson
Dr. Sophie Robinson is a historian of Australian feminist, lesbian and queer communities that have emerged since the 1970s. She is the State Library of NSW's Nancy Keesing Fellow for 2020 and the Secretary of Sydney’s Pride History Group which collects the oral histories of Sydney’s LGBTQI+ communities.
Fenella Souter is an award-winning senior feature writer, editor and interviewer. She was editor of Good Weekend, in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, for seven years, before choosing to return to feature writing. In recent years, she has also co-produced and presented documentary programs for ABC Radio, the most recent being a two-part series for RN on the 1970s and ‘80s feminist community known as ‘Amazon Acres’