SBS Uncensored brings to you ten young Aussies from around the country to talk on what matters to them when it comes to making a better Australia. LIVE on SBS 2 Facebook this month; get in on #SBSUncensored.
By
Zoe Sainsbury

4 Jul 2016 - 1:48 PM  UPDATED 1 Aug 2016 - 10:14 AM

SBS Uncensored brings to you ten young Aussies from around the country to talk on what matters to them when it comes to making a better Australia. They were identified for the reason that they all have something to say; be it about race, identity, and marriage equality or general issues facing young people.

Check out the lineup and times you can catch these awesome creators letting it all out. 

Live on SBS 2 Facebook this month join young Aussies telling it all, unscripted, #SBSUncensored. 

All of the live streams will be hosted by the Izmz; formidable pair Ebony and Olivia who encourage self-expression and sharing unique belief systems, philosophies and movements through their own blog and videos. Check out their Facebook page

Photo credit: Lily Austin

 

Follow SBS 2 on Facebook to be notified when each stream goes live! 

All times are Australian Eastern standard time (AEST)

 

5th July Tuesday TARA MILK TEA 6pm 
7th July Thursday MAU POWER 2pm 
13th July Wednesday SUKHJIT KHALSA 6pm
15th July Friday REMI & SENSIBLE J 12 midday
19th July Tuesday ECCA VANDAL 6pm
20th July Wednesday AMY IHEAKANWA 7pm
25th July Monday HOLLABACK BOI 7pm
28th July Thursday L-FRESH THE LION 6pm
2nd August Tuesday TIBIAN WYLES 6pm

Tara Milk Tea 

Tara Milk Tea is one of a new breed of Insta-famous fashion entrepreneurs, now sought after by big brands for her intricate flat-lay fashion, travel, and food photography. Get to know he and talk directly to her live, Tuesday, July 5 @ 6pm (AEST) on SBS 2 Facebook.  

Tara Milk Tea: how to make friends and influence people on Instagram
Asian-Australian fashion, food and travel blogger, Tara Milk Tea, shares her story of how she got started in the world of social photography and how her heritage has influenced her style. Tara is 1 of 10 young Aussies talking to us via SBS 2 Facebook live video this month for #SBSUncensored.

Mau Power 

Mau Power is the first traditional Hip Hop act to emerge out of the Torres Strait and break into the Australian music scene. He's managed to fuse lyrical storytelling with hip hop and to connect with people from his homeland all the way to the UK. Here's one of his most well-known tracks featuring Indigenous legend Archie Roach, 'Freedom'.  Mau Power is in town for NAIDOC week, and you can get to know him this Thursday @ 1pm (AEST) on SBS 2 Facebook.  

  

Mau Power: “I saw hip hop as a culture of hope for people who didn’t have any opportunities”
Torres Strait Islander hip hop artist, Mau Power, shares his story and passion for community connection with us. Mau is 1 of 10 Aussies talking to us about issues that matter to them, via #SBSUncensored.

Sukhjit Khalsa

Sukhjit Khalsa exploded onto the Australian talent scene after a fierce performance of one of her spoken word poems on Australia's Got Talent. She is of Sikh faith; a faith that asks its followers not to cut their hair and although this aspect of her faith makes Sukhjit feel free, she is often not make to feel that way here is Australia.

Sukhjit has a lot to say, and her words are worth your ears. Catch her live on SBS 2's Facebook on Wednesday, July 13 @ 6pm (AEST).     

'Fully Sikh' Sukhjit is making 'hairy the new sexy'
Australian-Sikh spoken word artist Sukhjit Khalsa gives us the short on her long hair and what is means to be a 'fully Sikh' young woman. Sukhjit is 1 of 10 Aussies talking to us about issues that matter to them, via SBS 2 Facebook live video this month for #SBSUncensored.

Remi & Sensible J

Remi & Sensible J have been not-so-quietly stirring the Australian music and hip hop scene for some time now; being the first hip hop act to take out the coveted Australian Music Prize for Raw X Infinity in 2015, opening for Joey Bada$$ and by Remi starting his own label House of Beige. Remi Kolawole's raps take on many subjects, from racism and urban dislocation to partying and sex; whatever the rhyme it's real, and represents 'all parts of his heritage'. 

Get to know the real Remi and Sensible J when they talk to us live at lunch, midday on Wednesday  July 15 on SBS 2 Facebook.

Remi: 'I’m reminded constantly that I am black, but I’m not ashamed anymore'
Melbourne rapper, Remi, shares his journey of self-discovery and his destination of self-love. Remi is 1 of 10 Aussies talking to us about issues that matter to them, via SBS 2 Facebook live video this month for #SBSUncensored.

Ecca Vandal 

Ecca Vandal is one of the most exciting and diverse new artists to make waves in the Australian music scene recently. She stormed onto the music scene with the stomping jam, 'White Flag'; her music a mash of elements of punk, hip hop, jazz, electro, and grungy rock.  South African born with Sri Lankan Heritage, Ecca Vandal’s parents left South Africa after Apartheid in the late 80s to seek out a better life in Melbourne. Ecca Vandal has a story to tell and she isn't afraid to scream it. 

Hear her speak live on SBS 2 Facebook, where you can ask her questions on July 19 @ 6pm.

 

Ecca Vandal: giving the Australian music scene a multicultural makeover
The child of Sri Lankan refugees who eventually settled in Melbourne via South Africa, music has been the constant in punk musician Ecca Vandal's life. Ecca is 1 of 10 young Aussies talking to us via SBS 2 Facebook live video this month for #SBSUncensored.

Amy Iheakanwa

Amy Iheakanwa stands up for social justice. Born to a Nigerian father and a white Australian mother, Amy was born and raised in rural NSW, before moving to the South Western suburbs of Sydney. Clearly affected by her father's work in social welfare with indigenous Australians, she decided to start her own fashion label with a friend to propone the rights of women and freedom of expression. She even took on the big guns at Channel 10 for their misrepresentation of African culture on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” , which got picked up by Australian media. 

Listen to Amy and find out how you too can fight for a better Australia, live on SBS 2 Facebook, Wednesday July 20 @ 7pm.  

Amy Iheakanwa: designing a better future for women
Designer and musician, Amy Iheakanwa, shares her quest for female empowerment through fashion and art. Amy is 1 of 10 Aussies talking to us about issues that matter to them, via SBS 2 Facebook live video this month for #SBSUncensored.

Hollaback Boi

Hollaback Boi: 'I preach self-love. Everyone is fabulous – I truly believe that!'
Freelance creative director, Hollaback Boi, shares his opinions on growing up an outsider and learning to love it. Hollaback Boi is 1 of 10 Aussies talking to us about issues that matter to them, via SBS 2 Facebook live video this month for #SBSUncensored.

L-FRESH The Lion

L-FRESH The LION: "Social justice comes across in my music because it’s a part of who I am”
Southwest Sydney-born rapper, L-FRESH The LION, shares his story of identity, culture, and social justice. L-FRESH is 1 of 10 Aussies talking to us about issues that matter to them, via SBS 2 Facebook live video this month for #SBSUncensored.

Tibian Wyles

Tibian Wyles: the dancer taking mental health centre stage
Indigenous dancer and actor, Tibian Wyles, shares his story of performance, culture, and mental health awareness. Wyles is 1 of 10 Aussies talking to us about issues that matter to them, via SBS 2 Facebook live video this month for #SBSUncensored.