My sister and I are only 15 months apart. These days, we are often mistaken for twins.
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The US government's proposal for stricter definitions of gender is not about biology, it's about creating the conditions for individuals and institutions to...
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'The Good Place' star has revealed she was physically beaten and bullied as a teenager.
I’ve been in a long-term relationship for almost five years and during that time I’ve learned that I’m a very controlling person in waking life, and in sleeping...
It's hard to resist the gut-clenching urge to gain control over the situation.
"After almost a decade of fighting... I finally got surgery this week".
"People who have body image concerns would probably be confronted in a big way with this activity."

Go Back To Where You Came From (Live)

Go Back To Where You Came From Live airs over three nights from 2–4 October, 8.30pm, on SBS and SBS On Demand. Join the conversation at #GoBackLive

Day after day, Ansas turned up at the Syrian-Turkish border with an armful of flowers, hoping to see if his wife and children had arrived.
"Even if the children and I die...here we die a thousand times a day," he says.
“When I watched her interviews on YouTube, she was very strict with her opinions but I think after they met us, she was more lenient. I think she is not like...
Refugees who have fled war and violence and made Australia home tell us why there is no place to return to.
The Central Mediterranean remains by far the deadliest route for asylum seekers.
Turn that feeling of despair into action.
Any deviation from whiteness could trigger the seven most hurtful words that can be hurled at an immigrant: “Go back to where you came from”.

How 'Mad' Are You?

Ten Australians with diverse backgrounds and from right across the country have all agreed to take part in a bold and daring study in the hope of breaking down the stigma of mental illness.

Starts 11 October, 8.30pm on SBS. 

Mental health professionals are not immune from internalising social assumptions and stereotypes about Muslims.
The toxic cocktail chipping away at a migrant's psychological well-being.
"I would leave home three or four hours earlier than necessary and work back late to avoid catching the train at peak hour."
The series’ title alone is a provocation, but it also offers an invitation (How ‘Mad’ Are You?) to place ourselves in the shoes of the participants.
I’d constantly scan my body for anything suspect but didn’t really need to find anything – just thinking about all the ways the human body could fail was enough...
"When I first started feeling down, I thought it was pretty normal."
There are no padded rooms, but precautions are made. This is how I found myself sitting in the bathroom clipping my toenails under the watchful eye of a nurse.

Filthy Rich and Homeless

Catch up with #FilthyRichHomeless at SBS On Demand.

"We can end homelessness…This is something we can fix," the MP tells SBS Life.
"I couldn't not be affected."
Swathes of women are being pushed into living rough, vulnerable and in need of support.
"Homelessness is not going to be solved with any paper. You need to act."
"It says to the next generation of your family ‘we’ve made it and we can now give this home to future generations'."
Many couch surfers are young teens of refugee background who have fallen through the cracks.

How to talk to a homeless person

If you see somebody sleeping rough, it can be tempting to avert your gaze.

Culture

Your stories. Your words.

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

Marriage is an inextricable part of adulthood for many young people of colour, what happens when you choose to stay unmarried?
Cousins can be a source of great strength and also great pain. As much as I expect solidarity from them, I also expect betrayal.
I resisted trips back to the motherland. I wore this as a badge of honour; as evidence of my loyalty to Australia. But in my adulthood, I find myself wanting to...
“Who do you go for?” was the most terrifying question for me because really, the answer was no one. I did not understand footy, I had never seen anything like it.

Opinion

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

Would we all be less insecure if we were forced to be naked all the time?
I've tried everything barring bee-venom therapy - yes that's a thing.
He's got off-the-charts handsomeness, charm 'til Tuesday and always says the right thing... shouldn't he give it a rest?
These comments, from a so-called progressive "woke" celebrity, is proof that minority artists and women cannot depend on the whims and power of gatekeepers like...
For me, this comedy still has a place in today’s Australia, although it may not be to everyone’s taste.

Health

 

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

Personality and mood researchers share their advice.
Having aggressive or sexual dreams does not make a person psychopathic, or narcissistic; but people already predisposed to those traits are likely to dream about...
I’d constantly scan my body for anything suspect but didn’t really need to find anything – just thinking about all the ways the human body could fail was enough...
“For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining...
I was heavily bullied at school, and at some point, my normal routine of burying my head in a book or just focusing on my school work failed me.
Honouring the toll a big social event takes is key. Pretending that it has no effect makes recuperating more difficult and now, looking back, not only did I care...
I often have friends ask me what my strategy is to keep going when I'm having severe mental health crises. I have no idea. My only real strategy is 'I have no...

Sexuality

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

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Nothing makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand-up, makes my blood momentarily freeze, makes my body respond in unspeakable ways, than a queer person singing on...
While there is undeniable privilege for white-passing people of colour, both biracial and bisexual people experience what is known as double-discrimination.
When he’s not parodying Britney Spears, the Kardashians, Lana Del Rey or the cast of Queer Eye, Benito Skinner has a growing cast of his own characters.
The chick was reportedly kidnapped while its mum was bathing and its dad was ignoring it.
While some of our straight peers grow into their late 20s and begin to invest all of their energy in their spouse, many LGBTIQ+ people grow older together in less...
Bingwa said Ledger's performance in 'Brokeback Mountain' had inspired her both professionally and personally.
“It was an amazing day despite the miserable British weather.”

Family

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

"It is not uncommon for families to have more than one schizophrenic diagnosis."
A hint to clothes manufacturers: We. Love. Pockets.
I’d constantly scan my body for anything suspect but didn’t really need to find anything – just thinking about all the ways the human body could fail was enough...
In many places around the world, this “intergenerational living” is just life.
Right from the beginning I was as self-conscious and insecure and competitive about motherhood as I’d been about anything else in my life.
Michelle Aung Thin writes of the complex process of negotiating who you are in the context of where you are.
The stats said that my childhood in care meant I was likely to end up homeless or incarcerated: but I defied the odds.

Relationships

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

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.
"Once, he tried to throw (our dog) through an open door but she hit the glass. I’d be screaming on the inside.”
She introduced me to pottery tea cups and words like “hooroo”. Cobb loaf dip. Hangovers. Saying “yeah, nah”.
As every year unfolds and passes, I come to believe more in the love that he’s swathed me in from the start. I come to trust that he’s here to stay.

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