Each woman had faith that an unknown future was better than the drudgery of the past - not one had regrets.
Greta Gerwig’s film proves that Little Women has always included rebellion against societal expectations placed on women, gender and sexuality.
The comedian's new series, Everything's Gonna Be Okay, is released today.
We tend to think that the realm of the personal supersedes the global, but it makes sense to me that, instead, intimate grief can be the locus at the center of...
There is debate on what the most addictive substances are. So why the disparity and what can you do?
"You want me to be more like Hello Kitty, but she doesn’t have a voice," Condor said. "That’s so insulting to me.”
"Today I'm accepting this in honour of my mother who worked for minimum wage to give us a better life," the singer and rapper wrote on Instagram.

Marry Me, Marry My Family

The familiar story of multicultural Australians - trying to embrace their Australian identity, whilst staying true to their culture, identity and family. Watch the full season on SBS On Demand

 

 

 
Their first argument was sparked by the washing. Pariya would spend hours every day on the washing and felt increasing resentment when Viktor would wave her away and...
Some of my extended family worried that this was not a marriage that would last. It was declared we "would not make it past our seventh anniversary” and it still...

Why I had a destination wedding

A destination wedding is a luxury that is admittedly not accessible for everyone. But it ended being an excuse to go on holiday with my dearest family and friends.
In some cultures, bedsheets are inspected after a couple’s wedding night to check for bloodstains that supposedly prove the bride’s virginity.
My family is Muslim. Growing up Christmas meant staying at home watching lots of bad TV. That all changed when my husband decided to make Christmas dinner.
True love is meant to transcend cultures and borders, but can it overcome religious and racial differences? One interfaith couple - a Jewish woman from New York...
“Love is love and it doesn’t matter where you come from or what religion you are – you just can’t let those barriers stop you from following your heart.”

Culture

Your stories. Your words.

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There is debate on what the most addictive substances are. So why the disparity and what can you do?
I challenged myself to buying nothing because I wanted to do something that made a difference.
It never really occurred to me that growing up as a ‘hospo kid’ was anything special until now.
What actually happens to our body as we drink alcohol and wake up with a hangover?
In nine weeks I have applied for 93 properties and attended 18 inspections.

Pride

Celebrating the diversity of the LGBTIQ+ community in Australia.

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Do you have a story to share? Email us at voices@sbs.com.au

Greta Gerwig’s film proves that Little Women has always included rebellion against societal expectations placed on women, gender and sexuality.
“Any chance I get to do something outside of sport, particularly in fashion, I’m all over that," she said.
“Let it be known that I am truly shocked and disgusted to my core at her recent actions. I do not tolerate this behaviour and she is no longer an employee of Too...
We take a look back at the LGBTIQ+ stories that got our readers talking.
Ellen was awarded the Carol Burnett Award for outstanding contributions to television.

Sweatshop Collective

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

 

"Trance, Eurobeat, happy hardcore, and hardstyle was the soundtrack to growing up Asian in Australia."
Despite the assurances of experts on Q&A, uniforms are not the great equaliser we think they are.
In my family, tattoos are a no-no. We‘re a rowdy bunch that crack dirty jokes around each other and drop the ‘c’ word in casual conversation, yet for some reason...
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.

Family

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

To my parents, getting a professional to help for my non-sleeping baby was puzzling. After all, I slept in their room until I was five.
I am teaching my girl to be loud and proud and filling her world with the stories of amazing rebellious women, so when it’s time for her to stand up, it will be...
Some of the richest learning, for a child, can be disguised as exploration and adventure.
Welcome to ‘mummunes’ - communities of mothers deciding to live together for support and friendship.
With our family’s emotional range being quite limited, I was slightly nervous about the baby reveal.
Knowing what to say, and when and how to say it, can be a powerful tool in the self-help kit for parents navigating their way through the teenage years.
I have four children under six, which leaves me at the precipice of a breakdown 80% of the time. My survival strategy: my mother-in-law.

Relationships

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

“A lot of these women refused and said 'I deserve a better life', so they went out and fought for it.“
When I was 12 one of my only friends was a 40-year-old man on the internet.
Who are you spending your birthday with, my friends ask? I tell them it'll just be me, myself and I.
It is incredibly difficult to be the child of a parent with destructive narcissistic patterns because we are hardwired to want their approval.
If your partner is having an endometriosis flare-up, it's probably best not to complain that she won't cook a separate meal for you.
While others chased Pokémon around suburbia, I chased my own body hair.
Not all instances of sexism are easy to explain, but they can have a similar impact on women's mental health as overt sexism, writes research fellow Beatrice Alba.

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. 

It never really occurred to me that growing up as a ‘hospo kid’ was anything special until now.
Thanks to the bushfires, waking up in Sydney has been reminiscent of my time in Ulaanbaatar.
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...

Multi-faith Voices

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

There are so many different kinds of Muslim communities: the Turkish, Afghani, Indian, Pakistani, Uyghur, Filipino, Indonesian, Malaysian, Singaporean. We are not a...
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.

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