Lenora is a Mabuiag-laig and Meriam woman, born and raised on Yidinji and Yirrganydji country in far north Queensland. Her passion has been documenting her family’s history over many years, working with Elders to help bring their stories to life in DVD and television documentaries and working on her own fiction and non-fiction writing.
She was awarded the 2021 Boundless Indigenous Writers Mentorship for her draft manuscript about a fictional family of Torres Strait Islanders living on the mainland during World War 2. Her current major work explores themes of mid-twentieth century race relations, kinship expectations and personal desire.
Lenora believes that Zenardth Kes voices are too few and far between on the literary landscape and that (to quote Toni Morrison): if you cannot find the book you want to read, you must write it.