Pg 6 – Writing Info

Red background and yellow and white texts: Skateboarding, Power and Change. Indigo Willing and Anthony Pappalardo.
Skateboarding, Power and Change by Indigo Willing and Anthony Pappalardo. 2023. Palgrave MacMillan.
Adoption and Multiculturalism. Edited by Jenny Wills, Tobias Hubinette and Indigo Willing. 2020. University of Michigan Press.
Vietnamese.Adopted. Chau, A (Ed) and Willing, I, (Forward), 2015. CQT Media. Anthology. Also photographed various books Dr Willing has book chapters in.

All writings including sociology studies. Please see menu for specific lists for Skateboarding / Adoption / Asian Australian  


Willing, I, and Pappalardo, P (forthcoming 2023) Skateboarding, Power and Change, London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Wills, J, Hübinette, T and Willing, I , Eds, (2020) Adoption and Multiculturalism: Europe, the Americas and the Pacific, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 

Chau, A (Ed) and Willing, I, (Forward) (2015) VietnameseAdopted. CQT Media Publishing, Minneapolis, USA. Anthology. Various contributing authors also including Kolbe, Anh Dao, Golding, Dominic, Holtan, Tim, Wolfgang, Cara, Minh, Kevin Allen, Sharp, Landa and Nhat, Michael.

Journal Articles 

Giamarino, C, O’Connor, P, and Willing, I (forthcoming 2023) The impacts of hostile designs on skateboarding as a form of active transportation and recreation: Comparing perspectives from public university spaces in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Cities and Health. Accepted December 2022. DOI: 

O’Connor, P, Evers, C, Glenney, B and Willing, I (2022) ‘Skateboarding in the Anthropocene: Grey Spaces of Polluted Leisure’. Leisure Studies. Accepted 29 November, 2022. DOI:

Willing, I, (2022) ‘The Film Kids 25 Years On: A Qualitative Study of Rape Culture and Representations of Sexual Violence in Skateboarding’. Young, Special Issue on Skateboarding. 30 (2): 149 – 164: (First published Nov 2020)

Willing. I, (2021) Book Review: ‘Skateboarding and Urban Landscapes in Asia: Endless Spots’ by Duncan McDuie-Ra. Asian Anthropology Journal. Preview version August, 2021:

Hersi, A, Willing, I, Woodward, I and Skrbiš, Z, (2020) ‘Minority cosmopolitanism: Afro-cosmopolitan engagement displayed by African Australians’, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 41 (2): 163 – 179. *Note request for changes to capitalise Indigenous and correct a sentence were made to the editors in June 2020, who forwarded this to the publishers.

Willing, I, Green B and Pavlidis, A, (2020) ‘The ‘Boy Scouts’ and ‘Bad Boys’ of Skateboarding: A Thematic Analysis of ‘The Bones Brigade’’, Sport in Society. 23 (5): 832 – 864. DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2019.1580265 

Willing, I, Bennett, A, Piispa, M, & Green, B, (2019). Skateboarding and the ‘Tired Generation’: Ageing in Youth Cultures and Lifestyle Sports. Sociology, 53 (3), 503–518.

Plage, S, Willing, I, Woodward, I and Skrbiš, Z, (2017) ‘Australianness as Fairness: Implications for Cosmopolitan Encounters’ Journal of Sociology. 53 (2): 318 – 333. Preview version first made available September 2016:

Plage, S, Willing, I, Woodward, I and Skrbiš, Z, (2017) ‘Cosmopolitan Encounters: Reflexive Engagements and the Ethics of Sharing’ Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies. 40 (1): 4 – 23. Preview version first made available May 2016:

Willing, I, and Fronek, P, (2014) ‘Constructing Identities and Issues of Race in Transnational Adoption: The Experiences of Adoptive Parents’ The British Journal of Social Work. 44 (5): 1129-1146 Doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcs171

Riggs, D.W and Willing, I, (2013).‘They’re All Just Little Bits, Aren’t They?’: South Australian Lesbian Mothers’ Experiences of Marginalisation in Primary Schools’ Journal of Australian Studies. 37: 364-377

Cheshire, L, Willing, I, and Skrbiš, Z, (2013) ‘Unrecognised Cosmopolitans: Mobility and Openness among Globally Engaged Family Farmers’ Mobilities. 9 (1): 84 – 103 doi:10.1080/17450101.2013.796784

Willing, I, Fronek, P and Cuthbert, D, (2012) ‘Review of Sociological Literature on Intercountry Adoption’ Social Policy and Society. 11 (4): 241 – 256

Willing, I, (2004) ‘The Adopted Vietnamese Community: From Fairytales to the Diaspora’, Michigan Quarterly Review– Special Edition – Viet Nam: Beyond the Frame, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Journal, Fall. 43, 4: 648 – 664.

Academic Book Chapters

Wills, J. Hübinette, T. and Willing, I. Eds, (2020), ‘Introduction’. In Adoption and Multiculturalism: Europe, the Americas and the Pacific. Edited by J. Wills, T, Hübinette, and I. Willing. Minnesota: University of Michigan Press: 1 – 20.

Willing, I.,  Fronek, P. and Skrbiš, Z, (2020) ‘Cosmopolitanism, Transnationalism and Racialised Belongings: A Study of Transnationally Adoptive Parents in Multicultural Australia’. In Adoption and Multiculturalism: Europe, the Americas and the Pacific. Edited by J. Wills, T, Hübinette, and I. Willing. Minnesota: University of Michigan Press: 44 – 68. 

Willing, I, (2015) ‘Forward’, Vietnamese Adopted. CQT Media And Publishing and LGA Inc, Minneapolis, USA: pp 1 – 6.

Willing, I and Shearer. S, (2015) ‘Diverse Voices and Representations of Community Support for Skateboarding’ in Skateboarding: Subcultures, Sites and Shifts, London: Routledge. Edited by Lombard, K-J. pp. 44 – 56

Fronek, P, Cuthbert, D and Willing, I, (2015), ‘Intercountry adoption: Privilege, rights and social justice’. In The Intercountry Adoption Debate: Dialogues Across Disciplines. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Edited by Ballard, R. L., Goodno, N. H., Cochran, Jr., R. F, & Milbrandt, J. A. pp. 348 – 365

Willing, I, (2009) ‘The Celebrity Adoptions Phenomenon: Emerging Critiques from ‘Ordinary’ Adoptive Parents’. In Other People’s Children: Adoption in Australia. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. Edited by Spark, C and Cuthbert, D. pp 241 – 256

Willing, I, (2006) ‘Beyond the Vietnam War Adoptions: Representing Our Transracial Lives’.  In Outsiders Within: Racial Crossings and Adoption Politics. Edited by Trenka, J, Oparah, C and Shin, S. Y,Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2006. pp. 275 – 285

Willing, I, (2005) ‘From Orphaned China Dolls to Long Distance Daughters’, in Defending Our Dreams: Global Feminist Voices for a New Generation, Edited by Wilson, S. and Sengupta, A., London: Zed Books. pp. 95 – 109

Recent Journalism and Other Writings 

Willing, I (2022) ‘Challenging Stereotypes and Opening Pathways: Australian Skate Scene’ – Interview with Nick Hayes – Spinifex Skateboards, Chloe Covell – professional skater and bronze medal winner Japan X-Games 2022, Chad Ford and Sarah Huston – Bowlzilla x Yeah Girl, Riley Pemberton – Death to Discrimination, Lily Turek – Lil Grl Art, Luke O’Donnell – Bloom Skateboarding, Skateism Magazine, Print Issue 9, April 2022 release.

Willing, I (2022) ‘Meet ‘Aunty Skates’ – The 47 Year Old Mom Who Skates in a Sari’, Skateism Magazine, Posted 8 March. Downloaded from:

Willing, I (2021) Film Review, CRUTCH, Documentary based on Bill Shannon, Directed by Sachi Cunningham, Vayabobo, Bullfrog Films,

Willing, I, (2020). ‘Don’t Touch: A Consent is Rad Collaboration with Rapper K-May’. Quell Skate Magazine. Posted 1 December. Downloaded from URL:

Willing, I, (2020). ‘Skate and Regenerate: How Skateboarders are Making a Difference to the Environment’. Yeah Girl Media. Posted 1 December. Downloaded from URL:

Willing, I, (2020). ‘Twenty Twenty Skate Visions’: Pushing Boarders Reflections 3′. Yeah Girl Media. Posted 29 January. Downloaded from URL: 

Willing, I, (2019). ‘Get By, Get Through, Get Rolling: Pushing Boarders Reflections 2’. Yeah Girl Media. Posted 17 December. Downloaded from URL:

Willing, I, (2019). ‘The Evolution of Skateboarding and Why Pushing Boarders is a Sign of the Times’. Yeah Girl Media. posted 10 October. Downloaded from URL:

Willing, I, (2019). ‘Strength, Courage and Resilience: An Interview with Navajo Nation Skater Di’orr Greenwood’, Yeah Girl Media. Posted 26 August 2019. Downloaded from URL:

Willing, I (2019), ‘Real Talk, Real Change: ‘An Interview with Sports Agent Yulin Oliver’, Yeah Girl Media. Posted 11 July 2019. Downloaded from URL:

Examples of Writing and Content Creation Projects

Research consultancy as part of a Sports Australia Women Leadership in Sport (WILS) organization grant awarded to Ariane de Rooy.  Skateboarding Australia. ‘Rolling Free: Exploring Leadership, Inclusion and Diversity in Skating’. Chief Investigator: Dr Indigo Willing. Co-Investigators: Dr Adele Pavlidis and Professor Simon Fullagar. March 2022 to December 2022

Griffith Gender and Equity Network (GERN) Seed Grant, Griffith University. Chief Investigator: Dr Indigo Willing, Co-Investigators: Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz, Dr Adele Pavlidis and Dr Justine Hottem. Grant awarded for the project ‘Red Flags, Banter and Blurred Lines: Exploring Consent in Sport’, Awarded for January 2022 to December 2022

Exposure Skate Guest Social Media Co-host (2021). Work includes original content creation with a Pacific and Oceania focus, Exposure X video competition judge bios and Underexposed x 2 documentary short edits. 27 Sept to 1st October.

Working Group with The Goodpush Alliance and Skateistan (2021) ‘Pushing Against Racism Campaign, Launched May 29. Link:

Barbier, E, Garcia Vasquez, K, and Willing, I, (2021) ‘Breaking the Cycle: Let’s End Rape Culture’, A collaboration with Consent is Rad and WKND Skateboards.  Featured in Thrasher Magazine, June Issue #491, Free Skate Magazine, January Issue #34 and other magazines: The Skateboarders Companion, Solo Magazine, Slam Magazine, Grass Fires and Skateism (2022, Issues #8 and 9). Also featured by The Goodpush Alliance.

Blog Interviews: The Asian Australian Film Forum and Network

Interview with MVP – Matthew Victor Pastor on Asian Australian Stories and Masculinity by Indigo Willing (December 2017)

Interview with Pearl Tan, director, actor and creator of Minority Box series and Pearly Productions by Indigo Willing (March 2015)

Interview with Andy Trieu, Actor, Aussie  TV Ninja and SBS Pop Asia co-host by Indigo Willing (February 2015)

Interview with Thien Nguyen, actor, model, martial artist by Indigo Willing (December 2014)

Interview with Barton Williams, actor and director by Indigo Willing (November 2014)

Interview with Charlotte Nicdao, Alfred Nicdao and Ferdinand Hoang by Indigo Willing (June 2014)

Interview with director John Green about skateboarding videos and more by Indigo Willing (July 2014)

Film Review of Corrie Chen’s Bruce Lee Played Badminton Too by Indigo Willing (Jan 2014)

Interview with director Corrie Chen by Indigo Willing (Jan 2014)

Film Review of Matthew Victor Pastor’s Made in Australia by Indigo Willing (September 2014)

Maximum Choppage on ABC2: Insights from cast and crew by Indigo Willing (May 2014)

Interview with Kim Woozy, founder of MAHFIA Web TV by Indigo Willing (March 2014)

Lam Luan, founder of The Lam Tu Luan Lion Dance, Dragon Dance & Kung Fu School interviewed by Indigo Willing (November 2013)

Inteview with Matt Victor Pastor  by Indigo Willing (June 2013)

Interview with Thai Phuong by Indigo Willing (June 2013)

Interview with Aileen Huynh – persona George Dot Play by Indigo Willing (March 2013)

Interview with Khanh Trieu about acting experiences and hitting LA by Indigo Willing (Jan 2013)

Interview with Somchay Phakonkham about ‘The Boat’ by Indigo Willing (Jan 2013)

Interview with Maya Newell about her documentary ‘Gaby Baby‘ by Indigo Willing (December 2012)

Interview with Rachel Jessica Tan about ‘For Evie’ by Indigo Willing (Sept 2012)