Leanne Lovegrove is a woman of the Worimi, Biripi Nation, born in Sydney in 1962 and raised in the Thungatti Nation (Kempsey). She is a writer and an artist and works as a librarian at the Eora TAFE Library, Sydney. One of her personal totems is the echidna. Here the echidna tells its story through Leanne's writing and sculptural art. This story of the echidna is part of her contribution to the 2020 Exhibition and Symposium, 'Listening in the Anthropocene', hosted by Charles Sturt University where she trained to be a librarian.