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The Jacinda v Alan war is a metaphor for the backlash of lost power viciously fought by furious men like Jones lamenting a world where they are no longer relevant.
For the longest time, I had struggled with deep feelings of guilt and shame for choosing not to have my father in my life.
We dedicate hours to planning the details of our birthdays, weddings and other events, yet when it comes to celebrating our lives at the end, we tend to leave it...
Trauma can be tended to, gently, patiently. Caring for my mother is that kind of everyday routine, though it can be lonely, difficult work.
People are very curious. They ask questions like ‘do you have to touch the bodies?’
Language is part of the structural violence against women and minorities. It enables it. It feeds it. It allows it to be normalised.
In 'The Hunting', social media is a tool for women’s empowerment.

The Hunting

The Hunting premieres on Thursday, August 1 at 8:30pm on SBS and SBS On Demand, and airs over four weeks.

 

Join the conversation on Twitter #TheHunting.

 

SBS series 'The Hunting' shows how gaslighting can entrap even the most emotionally intelligent victims, writes Candice Chung.
As technology continues to evolve, new ways to violate consent continue to emerge.
Kavitha Anandasivam on getting her big break as Amandip in the SBS show 'The Hunting."
'The Hunting' is a masterclass for adults and educators on why our teens are engaging in online sex.
Once our clothes come off, there’s an uncertainty and vulnerability we’re just not used to, or at least I wasn’t used to.
My parents would lose face if any explicit photos of me made their way into the public sphere.
Dating apps have given us so much choice and so much power but no rules.

Sweatshop Collective

A partnership with Western Sydney writers’ collective Sweatshop, now in its second year, showcases stories from diverse perspectives. 

 

It is important to understand that OneFour are artists who make art in direct response to racism and marginalisation.
My grandma eloped with a Greek merchant and my mum was a big hearted barmaid who swore like a truckie. We were unconventional women who were Lebanese 'adjacent'.
I open my eyes, I am standing, the old people, the ones before - we stand side by side. My family.
This is an extract from 'Sweatshop Women: Volume One', edited by Winnie Dunn.
As I started lifting, I remembered the Vietnamese women who displayed strength in my family, carrying heavy baskets of produce to sell at market, carefully...
Frozen foods are integral to my experience as a working-class Vietnamese-Australian, and I take pride in knowing that few outside Australia eat the same things.
We wanted to reclaim the food tradition of our ancestors and honour it.

Emerging Asian-Australian Writers

Read stories about love, sexuality, family and mental health by up and coming Asian-Australian voices, in an essay series edited by Candice Chung. 

For many trans people, changing their name is an important part of embodying identity. But what if your name also carries your cultural heritage?
I’m beginning to say my name the way my mum utters it. I’m reclaiming my accent and it’s drawing me closer to my identity as Filipino-Australian.
No matter how hard I tried, the ‘Asian points’ I couldn’t get were the ones tied to a family and cultural upbringing I never had.
Slowly, I learnt to appreciate the rhythm of my father’s garden. I learnt to appreciate his patience and the growing of food as an act of love and generosity.
The library gave Dad and me a safe space to exist outside our roles at home. I learnt about Dad’s tastes in films and books. I also learnt he likes to take his...
Our struggles, while not all the same, are interconnected.
I was raised in and still live with a strict Filipino Catholic family where my options are straight or straighter. The compartmentalisation required to keep my...

Multi-faith Voices

Highlights from some of the most exciting emerging Muslim Australian writers.  

Mental health professionals are not immune from internalising social assumptions and stereotypes about Muslims.
The truth is, inclusivity and diversity have become a new metric of success for multi-billion dollar companies.
I watched as my father hammered multiple bullets into my mother’s flesh. In that moment, the world I knew completely vanished from existence.
For many Muslims, Ramadan and Eid can be a time that is bittersweet.
Having small children has cured me of artistic perfectionism. If I want perfection, then I will never create anything.
My mother was afraid of being labelled a bad mother and, at the same time, embarrassed about how the abuse would be perceived and racialised by outsiders.
I want her to know that her determination is a gift she can harness, and not an inconvenience to me.
Get Clean with Yumi Stynes
NOW STREAMING

The term clean money is gathering momentum, but what is it? Where did it come from? And how do we become part of the clean money revolution, which might in fact save the world.

The Handmaid's Tale

Season 3 is airing on Thursdays at 9:30pm. All episodes will be available to stream weekly on SBS On Demand.

For black people these stories do not have to be imagined as a dystopian future.
In the latest episode, Serena Joy, one of the fiercest supporters of Gilead is forced to contend with her own marginalisation in the system she helped create.
In the first season and for most of the second she was an easy woman to hate. But now it is not so simple to hate Serena Joy.
Women like Aunt Lydia exist and have always existed. In the show she is an enforcer; in real life we can recognise her as the moral campaigner.
If you think the Republic of Gilead is a work of fiction, think again.
One theory is that it actually gives us a boost.

Culture

Your stories. Your words.

Would you like to write for SBS Voices? Send us an email at voices@sbs.com.au 

My marks are a visual reminder that grounds me. These are my lines; this is my genealogy.
Travel is a chance for women to experience the liberty, freedom and pleasure that was once just considered the inheritance of white men.
If gender identity and expression is a spectrum, then why can't we progress to the stage where a woman with a moustache is acceptable?
New experiences that start as anxiety-inducing, can transform into rare opportunities to redefine ourselves.
For the noughties generation, with nothing but a broken down skate park, low expectations and run down public libraries for company, to ‘make it’ meant leaving...

Pride

Celebrating the diversity of the LGBTIQ+ community in Australia.

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Despite all my millennial insight and understanding, my mother has possessed queer consciousness long before I did.
She dedicated the campaign to her grandmother.
"We are sure they would be good parents because they were so nice to their stone."
“He is a joke now,” Gadsby said. “And I think it’s important to keep making that joke."
The hosts of 'Good Morning Britain' pushed Curtis Pritchard to come out as bisexual, despite him saying that he didn't feel comfortable labelling himself.
Fans of the 90s animation are getting emotional.
Grande called it the "best night" of her life.

Family

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

Trauma can be tended to, gently, patiently. Caring for my mother is that kind of everyday routine, though it can be lonely, difficult work.
This artwork has helped my wife and I feel even closer to our Wombat. It has helped us continue to heal.
My breast burned with infection, my nipple throbbed with pain. I was in tears. And my baby was hungry. I needed some help.
Having small children has cured me of artistic perfectionism. If I want perfection, then I will never create anything.
Making Mama’s lentil soup makes me feel warm inside. This validation and nourishing of myself is what truly comforts.
Singer Casey Donovan has "a newfound respect" for herself.
The library gave Dad and me a safe space to exist outside our roles at home. I learnt about Dad’s tastes in films and books. I also learnt he likes to take his...

Relationships

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

Whenever I thought about reaching out to Lucy, I didn’t.
The best platonic relationships are often accidental feats of circumstance and chemistry.
How could something that made me feel so empowered be something that I was ashamed of?
Gaslighters excel at manipulation, making it more difficult for victims to get help.
It turns out you don't have to be particularly interesting to have a meaningful conversation.
My new tinder profile will read ‘happily single, seeking same’ with an Arab emoji next to the crescent.
"[My kids] were born who they are and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be, is not for me to...

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