What I didn’t expect were the memories of practising that came rushing back. The way I’ve always had trouble placing my fingers on the piano, how my left little...
The writer hopes that 'How Decent Folk Behave' gives readers the space to step outside of the 24-hour news cycle and sit with the magnitude of what we’ve all...
When we talk about cultural safety and awareness at work, it’s usually about protecting clients, rather than staff who might come from a cultural minority.
Back home, the birthday celebrant is expected to be the one giving out treats.
It wasn’t until I came across the term 'misophonia' — a condition that produces a strong emotional reaction and a ‘flight or fight’ physical response to certain ...
When I question someone's racist behaviour - either over dating apps or in person - I am often immediately accused of being 'aggressive', 'ridiculous', 'sensitive...
I would rush out of bed into the kitchen, only to see Mum on a picnic rug in the backyard, waiting with a plate of her still-warm Turkish Cypriot snacks by our...
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Chinese-Australian Voices

Celebrate stories from Chinese-Australian voices. 

New Gold Mountain starts on Wednesday October 13 at 9:30PM on SBS and SBS On Demand

“In a sense, acting for me kind of embodies the spirit of why they immigrated, to be free to voice things and to take up space.”
I am still incredibly proud of my Chinese heritage. I am the beneficiary of stories and traditions that have been passed down through tens of generations, across...
The reality of his daily life was likely one of exhaustion and hostility from the locals.
Many a town would not have survived without their Chinese market gardeners, not cattle stations without their Chinese cook, nor rail laid down without Chinese...
I describe myself as Chinese-Australian. I need both sides of the hyphen to make a whole.

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