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Meet the creatives: Lydia Rui on why storytelling is the remedy

The reality of what we can see on screen makes way for empathy, better communication, forgiveness, understanding and patience. It gives pause for a moment for people to understand each …

Film-maker and photographer Lydia Rui grew up between Australia, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Singapore, before settling in New York City, where she discovered her passion for …

Aretha Brown unpacks the Invasion Day Debate

Aretha Brown is an Indigenous Activist from Nambucca Heads, NSW—Gumbaynggir country, who entered the public eye after giving a powerful speech at the Invasion Day Rally in 2017 when she was …

Aretha Brown is an Indigenous Activist from Nambucca Heads, (NSW—Gumbaynggir country), who entered the public eye after giving a powerful speech at the Invasion Day Rally in 2017 …

Fadak: No Ordinary Woman

Meet Fadak Alfayadh, the woman taking a conversation designed to segregate and alienate - the conversation of 'belonging' - and turning it into a conversation of hope, unity, equality, …

What does it mean to belong? Why are some types of hair, some skin colours, some heights, features, voices and languages more accepted than others? Why are only some refugees and …

Redefining 'flesh tones' with BARE Boutique

Kara Kupe founded BARE Boutique in response to the rampant lack of diversity in the fashion industry. INTERVIEW BY SABINA MCKENNA PHOTOS BY LEKK PORTER Kara Kupe founded BARE …

Kara Kupe founded BARE Boutique in response to the rampant lack of diversity in the fashion industry. The line of bamboo intimates sets a new standard for inclusivity by redefinin…

Steven 'Juñor' Ondaatje on creating AUD'$

A lot of my own discovering of my background and cultural identity, happened forcefully because of the way I was being treated at school. I was forced to a point of self-discovery. …

Sabina McKenna: Hey Steve! Tell me a bit about how you started out in music? Steven 'Juñor' Ondaatje:  When I was in my late teens I started making music. I wasn’t putting it …

Laura Du Vé: Unapologetic Self Love

My ex-girlfriend had always told me I was incredibly smart and beautiful—and for the first time in my life I actually believed it. Even after we broke up, I continued to see myself as …

Grace Dlabik: What were you like as a child? Laura Du Vé: I was incredibly shy. I didn’t talk to classmates until I was in prep, I’m pretty sure. I was always second guessing …