Author(s): PURCELL LEAH
In Black Chicks Talking nine young Aboriginal women, successful in a variety of professions, tell their stories to Leah Purcell. These are diverse stories from women of many different backgrounds. Some have achieved success in the white fella's world others are working to improve life within Aboriginal communities or maintain the indigenous traditions that are increasingly under siege.
Leah Purcell is an Australian singer, songwriter, actor, choreographer and director. She grew up near an Aboriginal mission in Murgon, Queensland. Her career took off when she landed a job on the cable TV station Red . Stints on Police Rescue and Fallen Angels and a role in Bran Nue Dae followed. Leah s one woman play, Box the Pony was hugely successful in Australia and the UK and the playscript (Hodder, 1999) won the NSW Premier s Award and the Qld Premier s Award. Leah recently won an IF award for her role in the critically acclaimed Lantana.