Tabitha Prado Richardson (she/her) is a researcher, writer and astrologer currently living on unceded Bidjigal land in south-west Sydney. Her family originates from the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua.

She is currently a PhD candidate at Western Sydney University. Her thesis focuses on the Black African diaspora in so-called Sydney and their relationship to music and musical practice, history, geography, and emotions. Her research interests include Black cultural politics, Black geographies, transnational Black diaspora and critical thought.

She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney in 2017, writing about how ‘mixed-race’ racialisation is represented in contemporary culture and its links to colonial history and antiblackness. 

In 2019, she published Who Needs Astrology at The Lifted Brow, an essay which brought together her practice of astrology and cultural studies, winning the Stack Award for Best Original Non-Fiction.

Since 2019, she has also been a facilitator and organiser for Feminist Killjoys Reading Group, a reading group inspired by the writings of Sara Ahmed. In 2020, they ran an event for the Biennale of Sydney, themed around prison abolition and critiquing carceral thought.

(Photo credit: Nolan Murphy)