Multicultural communities and LGBTIQ communities both face their own challenges, but there’s little conversation around the challenges of being an LGBTIQ migrant. The Centre for Multicultural Youth’s Animate Change project created a short film, In My Shoes. In my Shoes follows the story of an African family migrating to Australia, and the conflict that arises when their son comes out as gay.
Where are you From? talked to Cici Zhang, a Chinese-American living in Australia, about how she and her fellow team members drew from their own life experiences to create this film.
Everyone loves food, and Sydney native Cass Grant wants to know why. Cass, who is of Indonesian descent, chatted to Where Are You From about her zine exploring white people’s perceptions of ethnic food and her new project – a food map of Sydney.
The holy month of Ramadan is underway for Muslims. Sri Lankan-Australian Macky Markar from Brisbane is taking part in Ramadan while juggling study time. He explains to Where Are You From? about what he’s doing during Ramadan, what it’s about and some common misconceptions about Islam.
Max is helping Suzanne out by making The Two Chairs.
Suzanne Nguyen, artist and story collector, is working on an exhibition called The Two Chairs. Inspired by seeing a stamp on a chair reading “European Labour Only”, Suzanne created one white chair and one yellow chair. She hopes visitors to the exhibition will sit on them and talk about racism.
Where Are You From? talked to Suzanne about The Two Chairs and why it’s important to get people talking about racism.
Mohammed Ali Baqiri talking at the World Refugee Day Rally in Brisbane Square
Mohammed Ali Baqiri spoke at the World Refugee Day Rally in Brisbane about fleeing war-torn Afghanistan as a child with his family and growing up in detention centres. He also spoke to Where Are You From? about how he finally left the detention and started a new life as an Australian.
We’re a brand new radio program/podcast and website all about multicultural Australians. You can read more about us here.
Keep your eyes and ears out over the next coming weeks for our first program. If you want to be played on air or featured on our website, fill in our submission form we’ll get work with you to get it happening!
In the mean time, let’s kick off with this funny video with the same name as us. What do you say when people ask where you’re from?