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.
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LGBTIQ+ artists around the world got down to what they do best this year: making compassionate, important art.
What exactly is the message here for young women of colour around the world?
Two near-death experiences in two weeks not only changed my outlook on life, but also my concept of the afterlife.
'I’ve committed myself to help white people stop the nonsense'.
The anniversary of the 2005 Cronulla riots brings back memories of racial hostility, which is still faced by multicultural Australians today.

Is Australia Sexist?

Is Australia Sexist? premieres on SBS Australia, 4 December, 8.40pm, and will be available to stream at SBS On Demand.

Are men victims of sexism?

For men doing it tough - feminism can be an easy scapegoat.
"It was what I expected unfortunately, which is quite disappointing."
I have lost count of the number of inappropriate approaches I’ve received on dating sites, from ‘I really want to kiss you’ (from a total stranger) to ‘Hey sexy,...
The type of toys we choose for boys and girls can create very limited and damaging roles and stereotypes in the future.
According to a new survey, 43 per cent of Australians believe women "make up" claims of abuse when going through a child custody battle.
This girl’s face when she looks at her lolly bag is all of us receiving our pay cheques.
Is it the geysers? The volcanoes? The Viking heritage? What makes Iceland so good when it comes to gender equality?

On The Ropes

Climb into the boxing ring for new Aussie drama 'On The Ropes'. Fast and compelling, it debuts on SBS at 8:30pm on Wednesday 28 November. 

No matter how much ‘boxercise’ you’ve done in the past, that first right cross to the nose puts you back in your place.
My self-consciousness in wearing a burkini influenced my decision to steer clear of swimming pools. It all just felt too hard.
For Sadaf Anwar, there's nothing more empowering than taking out a male boxer.
"I had to have a really defiant nature and kind of stubborn nature to fight through the walls of opinions, particularly what other people in my family told me was...
What it’s like to navigate the traditionally sexualised sport of women’s wrestling as a Muslim.
Muslim women are not a novelty, nor is it surprising to see them succeed.
I’ll tell you a secret. I don’t care what other people say. I just do it. I just follow my dreams.

Culture

Your stories. Your words.

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

'I’ve committed myself to help white people stop the nonsense'.
“I love that our wedding was a religious mash-up.”
Subtle Asian Traits Facebook group strikes a chord with its members because it reassures us that our experiences aren’t just awkward, or unintentionally hilarious...
In Melbourne I dream of Sri Lanka and pink frangipanis. In Sri Lanka I miss my room in Melbourne and the smell of vanilla and bergamot.
Just like the United States, racism preys on us here. Someone whispers ‘Blackie’ as they pass by me at a train station, or yells out ‘n*****’ down the aisle of...

Opinion

The latest commentary on what's going on in our world. 

Wearing a crimson-coloured sari paired with a matching, glittery hijab, my mother could not look more out of place during the ‘formal night’ on board.
Neil deGrasse Tyson's sexual harassment allegations and revelations that Wall Street executives are segregating themselves only serve to prove Gadsby's point.
Black people, Indigenous people, people of colour, Muslims and Jews regularly report being lectured to on racism – and what constitutes racism – by people who...
Dolce & Gabbana’s racist gaffe is not only embarrassing, it’s expensive.
It is up to each and every one of us to directly address the deep underlying drivers of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, so that we...

Health

 

Beyond studies and research, we examine how our health impacts the rest of our lives.  

Two near-death experiences in two weeks not only changed my outlook on life, but also my concept of the afterlife.
Sleep used to be a time to switch off—for rest and respite. So why was it giving me performance anxiety?
We are currently facing peak meditation pressure.
A new study suggests that evening stress is worse than daytime stress.
Proneness to cry (or not) is a trait you’re more or less born with.
"When the GP asked me a few gentle questions, I began to cry. I didn’t know then, but I do now, that those were tears of relief."
The social media hashtag giving patients a voice.

Sexuality

Celebrating the diversity of sexuality in Australia and its multicultural communities.

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LGBTIQ+ artists around the world got down to what they do best this year: making compassionate, important art.
"Slowly, we’re moving towards an understanding of different love languages and attachment styles," writes Jonno Revanche.
For many trans people, changing their name is an important part of embodying identity. But what if your name also carries your cultural heritage?
As a queer transgender man, I am frequently struck by the cognitive dissonance caused by existing simultaneously on a human and a political plane as a minority.
"We never got a reply, not a phone call - nothing," de Waal says of Malcolm Turnbull. "It was a struggle, at a personal level, that lack of support or...
The atmosphere at school was, funnily enough, largely one of love and inclusion, but it stood starkly at odds with the words I heard spoken – how could I at once...
“We were just so excited to have a son and so grateful that this doctor created this process for us.”

Family

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

Kirsty Sword Gusmao reflects on how language forms a young person's identity.
It was 7.31am. The skies were insanely blue. I had walked back to her hospital room and taken a look out of the window. There was a beautiful jacaranda tree, its...
A decade of childcare experience didn’t give me a free pass in motherhood.
"So happy and relieved. You can’t save the world, just do what you can when an opportunity presents itself."
When Mum finally realised that another boy would never come, she decided to raise me like one.
When it comes to navigating their new identities, my family needs as much patience and support as I did.
My sister and I are only 15 months apart. These days, we are often mistaken for twins.

Relationships

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

Gaslighting relies on lying, deceit, manipulation, which are couched in benevolent terms.
Just like the United States, racism preys on us here. Someone whispers ‘Blackie’ as they pass by me at a train station, or yells out ‘n*****’ down the aisle of...
Growing up in a strict Catholic Vietnamese migrant family, sex was a minefield of guilt and a topic to be avoided at all costs.
I nearly broke up with my white American boyfriend over chai tea.
Marriage is an inextricable part of adulthood for many young people of colour, what happens when you choose to stay unmarried?
She’s just a little harder to read, or be read by, than most people.
As nice as it would be to have that power, we can’t choose who our friends date.

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