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A new magazine talks about the diversity of Australia

The Pin is a new online magazine in Australia run by two friends of mine, Nkechi Anele and Lucille Cutting. They are both Australian, born of Nigerian and Irish background, and together they explore the incredible stories of biracial and bicultural people of Australia.

Australia is quite an odd place. After the indigenous Australians peacefully lived here for something like 40,000 years, colonial Britain invaded a couple of hundred years ago, and since then, it has seen waves of migration from all over the world, making it a very multicultural and diverse place.

This influx of people has led to some disharmony between some parts of Australia, and The Pin challenges this and celebrates some of the amazing stories and connections that are also being made. They don’t skirt the issues around race and culture and that should be commended and I have learned a lot from them.

MUSIC // REMI & SENSIBLE J // "I identify as an Aussie, but I’m very mixed up, as in I look like I could be from anywhere" – Sensible J 📷- @michelleghunder . . . . . . . #thepin #meet #remi #sensiblej #houseofbeige #music #race #identity #culture #duo #rap #beats #australian #african #nigerian #southafrica #africaans #black #man #manofcolour #blackman #words #heroes

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MUSIC// BECKY FREEMAN // "I find role models in strange places sometimes where you wouldn’t expect – I don’t even intentionally look sometimes. I’ll just want to work with a person, then I realise it’s because they’re a strong woman, who seems to have their shit together, and they’re going after what I want in my life. It’s a good thing to think about. Everybody needs a role model." . . . . . . . #thepin #meet #music #becky #australia #rolemodels #alterego #creative #spirit #inspiration #industry #arts

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MUSIC // GABRIELA GEORGES // "When I tell people I am Syrian, they automatically respond with, ‘oh, so you’re Muslim’, and I have to explain that no, I’m not Muslim, and that there are people from Middle Eastern backgrounds who aren’t." 📷 – L.Cutting . . . . . . . . #thepin #meet #gabbi #gabrielageorges #race #identity #culture #music #diversity #misconceptions #australia #australian #syrian #poet #spokenword #words

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MUSIC // YEO // "People get really surprised after they listen to my music and then see a photo of me or see me at a show. They’re like, ‘Oh wow, a really unexpected voice, I didn’t know he was Asian’, and stuff like that. It doesn’t bother me but it seems to bother them." 📷- @annemoff . . . . . . #thepin #yeo #meet #music #producer #creative #australia #asian #man #perception #sing #stereotypes #change #industry

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MUSIC // ZINDZI OKENYO // "I get real inspiration from the people that I love and the people that love me" 📷 – @whoiskatemoss . . . . . . . #thepin #meet #okenyo #zindzi #zindziokenyo #music #race #identity #culture #australia #woman #playschool #artist #actor #singer #queer #womanofcolour #strength #amazing #love #influence #people

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MUSIC // TUMI THE BE // "Race is race, but culture is probably the realest thing." . . . . . . #thepin #tumithebe #tumi #motswana #music #race #culture #rap #hiphop #australia #ausmusicmonth #botswana #spokenword #poetry #urban #ozhiphop

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This post was Guest Written by Aussie musician, Lanks.

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