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Rise and indigenise with Sarain Carson-Fox
29 July 2017
“People have been telling our stories of resistance from a colonial perspective for hundreds of years now and I think it’s important for us to take back the narrative.”
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How to stay sane and make good art in 2017
21 July 2017
Joel interviews artists Moreblessing Maturure, Amrita Hepi, and Tasnim Hossain about the relationship between their identities, respective art practices, and the current, rather ominous, political climate.
Answers
21 July 2017
Annette's feminist performance poetry is a gentle act of resistance, chartering the experience of a romantic relationship from a distinctly female perspective. By questioning the validity of a 'love' that manifests itself in domineering and abusive ways, she implicitly asks every woman to do the same.
Reading By Ear: 2RPH brings print media to life
21 July 2017
Keegan interviews Station Administrator Liz Moore about how radio station 2RPH helps those who cannot see, handle, or understand printed material.
The Art of Throwing Everything Out
21 July 2017
Most of us are taught to consume, so why are some of us discarding much of what we own in favour of a simpler life? Keegan gets to the heart of what it means to be a minimalist, and the results are surprisingly (ful)filling.
The 'Bad Boy' of Australian Ceramics
21 July 2017
Sydney-based artist Ramesh Nithiyendran talks to our editor Alexandra Havas about the limits of art as activism, the politics of gender, and how normalising representations of the phallus can help to dismantle some of its power.
Taking Risks: A father and son's walk to end mandatory detention
21 July 2017
Criminal lawyer Adam Richards and his 13-year-old son Ned walked from Adelaide to Canberra earlier this year, and presented a petition urging the Federal Government to end "mandatory indefinite offshore detention of refugees". Alfred explores what inspired this act of protest from two everyday Australians.
We're coming to swamp you all
21 July 2017
In her childhood, cultural and environment factors left Yen-Rong feeling ambivalent towards writing. Now a young Asian Australian writer, she challenges the industry's lack of representation by pushing for more diversity in publishing.
Ravi's Hell: Part 2
21 July 2017
Part two of our miniseries. Ravi was detained in Nauru and Victoria for over 3 years. Upon his release in 2016, Ravi launched his poetry anthology 'From Hell to Hell' and continues to speak out on behalf of those who remain incarcerated in Australia’s onshore and offshore mandatory detention centres.
Maturity: In acceptance and self-love
21 July 2017
Kuhen Nagappan explores how his passion for traditional Bharatanatyam dance has helped him find moments of freedom, and make sense of his experience as both a racial and sexual minority.
Zero waste living in Sydney
21 July 2017
Madolyn Garnham from Clovelly made a New Year's resolution last year to eliminate plastic use, and to keep things simple and sustainable. From homemade toothpaste to a practical compost system, she shares her tips on how to lead a zero waste life.

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