Cassie Lynch is a writer, consultant and academic living in Perth. She is currently researching a creative writing PhD investigating colonial ideology and the intersection of Aboriginal cultural memory and scientific concepts of Deep Time. She is a descendant of the Noongar people and belongs to the beaches on the south coast of Western Australia. She is a student of the Noongar language, and is the artistic director of Woylie Fest, an all-Aboriginal storytelling festival based in Fremantle. Her writing has been featured in Westerly, Perth Festival, Winter Fest Perth, Fremantle Arts Centre, and Brio Books. She spends a lot of time thinking about the wetlands buried beneath the pavers of Perth City, and sees the ghosts of swamp banksias in skyscraper lobbies.