Kirli Saunders (OAM) is a proud Gunai Woman, award-winning author, multidisciplinary artist and consultant who creates to connect to make change. She was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her contribution to the arts (2022). Kirli has partnered with global organisations including Google, Fender, Sydney Opera House, Qantas and Spotify, Mecca and Aesop to celebrate stories and cultivate change. Her books among others include Bindi, Kindred and Returning (Magabala). Her play, Going Home, is in development. She is currently writing her anticipated novel, Yaraman assisted by AUSCO.