Having embraced a more fundamental form of Islam as a teen, Aisha Novakovich, 32, has now stopped viewing the world in "black and white".

Men need to lower their fists to support women

Men need to call out inappropriate and predatory behaviour, but we don't need to use violence to do so.
In the fight for peace and safety, you have to remember the solution is long and complex.
Women will defend their right to wear yoga pants - a western invention that has nothing to do with an ancient Indian practice steeped in over 5000 years of history.
Lindsay, if you’re down, you gotta be down for all of it, not just when the hummus runs out and the hijab starts feeling tired.
When an employee is dismissed after making a complaint, it’s easy for an employer to hide the true reason for dismissal and relabel complaints as “bad attitude”...
Raised on pork, adobo and eggs and rice, Maz Valcorza's family struggled to understand her choice to become vegan.

Muslims Like Us

What does it mean to be a Muslim in modern Australia?


Ten Australian Muslims from diverse backgrounds move in to a house for eight days. 


Muslims Like Us premieres on SBS and SBS On Demand  on 21 & 22 February at 8:30pm.

'The Lebs' author Michael Mohammed Ahmad wants to reclaim the narrative around Arab and Muslim men.
"I feel invisible because I can’t express myself, how I feel, or who I love without needing to defend and explain myself. So, I just keep quiet and unseen."
How do you go from middle-class Sydney kid to wanting to be a soldier for Islam? Irfan Yusuf reflects on the dysphoria of growing up Muslim in the 1980's and why...
"The women scholars here are even more important than men".
What it’s like to navigate the traditionally sexualised sport of women’s wrestling as a Muslim.

Opening up about my Islamic divorce

In a faith where dating and cohabitation before marriage aren't commonly accepted, what's it like to be a Muslim woman going through a divorce?
Like any mother you want your child to grow up unburdened by the woes of your generation. Since 9/11, Muslim women have been asked to explain events over which...


Here's how you can nourish the mind, body and soul. No empty calories here.

There is value in sharing, not only because there are still people who might need to hear exactly that, but because being mentally ill is not a reason to believe you...
Start the year of the dog right
"Ever since I’d discovered I was pregnant, my brain had come to feel like a war command center, issuing my body warnings of phantom danger everywhere I went."
Getting a good night's sleep is an important part of good health, whether it's 15 minutes of meditation or reading a book until you’re tired. Whatever your wind...

I can't stop eating

"I think about food constantly. I am ashamed of how much I eat, and I hide it from my family and friends."
Get squeamish at the thought of being still and breathing deeply for hours? Give one of these alternative 'moving meditations' a try.
How can we justify buying feel-good things like beauty products in economic uncertainty?


Meet our columnists. They've got strong views on all things. Their words may (or may not) change the world.

There is one phrase that I’ve heard spoken by female acquaintances and colleagues, both within the workforce and in casual settings, that annoy and confound me above...
It's bittersweet to see made public what so many women from minority groups suffer in private - knowledge that success hinges not on our own talents but on white ...
Uma Thurman's interview with the New York Times reminds us how the pain of the worker is often produced by the race to profit.
When Catherine Deneuve led a group of French women complaining the #metoo movement had become a "witch-hunt" it seemed the treasured Gallic culture of flirting,...
Politicians may praise the flexible working economy, but babies aren't so keen on job insecurity and wage stagnation.

31 days in Jordan

Shining a light on daily life in Jordan. Join us on a tour of this amazing country and its people.

Instead of gifting roses this Valentine's Day, Mohammed Atiyeh wants locals to exchange khubaizeh - a native plant - to bring different factions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict together and perhap...
British runner Alfie Pearce-Higgins and Jordanian marathoner Mohammed Al Sweity are the first runners to cross Jordan's new 650 km hiking trail, covering a staggering 650 km in 15 days.
'Shift schools' are helping the influx of Syrian children in Jordan get an education.
“I am proud to be a plumber. My children are proud of me, my husband is proud of me and so are my neighbours."
Computer classes, yoga and exercise programs are just some of the ways refugees in Jordan are regaining a sense of normalcy.

Health check

Breaking down the latest medical news, global health issues, research and analyses.

Had I just found the key to my pain relief? Could sex actually be good for me as opposed to a sin or wrong unless married as it so taught by my Greek Orthodox culture?
People with depression use language differently – here’s how to spot it.
When I try to explain the pain to other people, I generally tell women to imagine the worst period cramps they’ve ever had, multiply that by five, and then...
The symptoms arrived all at once: a web of quivering lines replaced the interstate behind us, a jag of sharp pain cut across my right temple. A nausea so deep my...
A new study has found dog ownership can enhance wellbeing, providing routine, purpose and companionship.
Rohingya girls and young women living in refugee camps are having to deal with cultural stigma, no medication for cramps and a constant shortage of pads and clean...
Contraception needs to take women's overall wellbeing into account, not just efficacy statistics.


Let's talk about it all: from love and dating to divorce and estrangement (and everything in between). #LookMeInTheEye

Lonely and alone on a Saturday night, I started scrolling through OkCupid and, out of boredom and curiosity, expanded my search options to include users anywhere in...
In Sweden, progressive gender dynamics can lead immigrant women to leave their husbands and become independent.
Humans are not “wired” to find one — and only one — person attractive for their entire lives.
Romance often involves a bit of pursuit—someone has to make a move, after all. And there’s certainly a spectrum of pursuit: Sometimes supposedly romantic gestures...
Demographically, single people are more powerful than ever before.
Will gender equality change our dating preferences?
Human beings are social creatures and women especially form close bonds with their friends. With nomadic lifestyles and digital societies on the rise, can long...


Parenting for modern families: new rules for a new age.

New mum Kimberley Gillan shares why hearing parenting horror stories and expecting the worst worked in her favour.
Digital technology means bullying can transcend the schoolyard and reach into the home. How can parents help young people navigate a life that is increasingly...
It’s back to school this week, and back to sanity for many parents. Ian Rose reflects on the thankless job of teachers managing classrooms of kids.
"Growing up as a teenager, the world made it impossible for me to simply exist as a human with breasts."
Reading encourages kids to use their imagination, exposing them to new worlds and ideas. Here are our best picks for picture books to open your child's world to...
It’s adored by kids throughout the world, but Lego has a dark side.
There is clear evidence that it’s best to show children relationship skills that never escalate to physical harm.

I'm Your Man

I’m Your Man explores the diverse history of some of Australia’s best-known boxing legends, using innovative technology to create a fully interactive and immersive experience. 

"To map Australia’s boxing legacy is to also map the history of some of our country's most socio-economically disadvantaged. To these men boxing is not just a sport it...
I’m Your Man explores the diverse history of some of Australia’s best-known boxing legends.

I'm Your Man

An interactive documentary about Australia's boxing legends.
Offering free boxing lessons for Indigenous children every week, the program has attracted descendants of Aboriginal boxing legends such as Lionel Rose and...
In the lead up to #MundineGreen2, NITV takes a look back at some prominent Aboriginal boxers of yesteryear.


Stories bringing Indigenous into Australia’s identity. Celebrating inspiring groups and individuals. #WalkWithUs

Visually breaking down preconceived ideas about identity, this compelling photo series explores a rich, diverse section of Australian culture.
"First contact" is a lot more complicated than you think.

Rising music and dance talent Danzel Baker wants to keep Indigenous language alive and inspire young people in remote communities. Rapping in his first language - Yolngu Matha - he's the first Indi...

Greek Australian humanitarian, nurse and paramedic disaster response volunteer Helen Zahos talks on SBS Greek. 

SBS On Demand: Stories of survival

Celebrate resilience with these unforgettable movies now streaming at SBS On Demand.

More dispatches from Life

Dozens of students and parents from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members were slain last week in a shooting rampage arrived in the state capital of Tallahassee on Tuesday to lobby for a ban on assault-style rifles.