Australian Basketball’s Issue with Diversity – How the South Sudanese community feels like they’ve been ‘boxed out’ by the game’s governing bodies.

Everyone agrees that the best players should always get the most opportunities in any sport, but unfortunately for the South Sudanese community, that hasn’t been the case in Australian and Victorian basketball. Kuany Kuany, a South Sudanese Australian professional basketballer admits that “he’s one of the lucky ones”, because he didn’t face the challenges many of his lesser known friends have.

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Belonging: Finding your cultural identity as a person of mixed race

The struggles of trying to fit in and feel a sense of belonging weigh down on us, whilst at the same time, we’re trying to figure out who we really are. But how do you find your sense of self and your own identity when you feel like there’s no one who truly understands you? For many third culture kids, that’s exactly how they feel – stuck in the middle or the ‘in-between’, not quite belonging anywhere.

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“We’re Truth Telling And Putting The Truth Back Into History”: How Women Are Being Put Back Into The Music Industry Equation

The revised Splendour line-up now features three new headliners, Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator – all of which are male. The original line-up (which is now being revised) was heavily male orientated as well with only 44% of artists featuring at least one non-male member. This received heavy criticism from fans and the media alike, with Project U founder Nic Kelly taking to twitter saying that it “feels like they exhausted the wishlist (ie. Lana) and gave up”.

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Gender and the Screen, Part 1: An exploration of women’s representation behind the camera in Australian film and television

The Australian screen industry has become a prominent source of storytelling in the nation’s vibrant and eclectic entertainment scene. It’s an industry that continues to be internationally recognised through both the film and television disciplines. It helps shape our concept of the Australian reality, and the world’s.Yet if women aren’t equally represented in the industry, how can the stories told be deemed a fair representation of society? 

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Dance Politics: The End of “Urban” and the Beginning for Real Change

Amongst the chaos and hard hit to the arts industry, the pandemic has created room for conversation within the dance community.

Dance pioneers in street and club dance styles from the United States have decided to cull the term “urban” due to it being a derogatory reference to the African American experience and an example of how the dance industry has capitalised on and exploited Hip hop culture.

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