What shapes your identity?
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Who’s next door?
Experience a racist incident through the eyes of everyone involved. How would you react?
What we eat
Our food can reveal what we like, believe in and where we’ve come from. Are we what we eat?
What we wear
Our clothing makes a statement about what we like, can afford, believe in and aspire to. What does what you wear say about you?
What we are called
Is your name a blessing or a burden? Does it define you?
What we say and how we say it
What language do you dream in? Is your language an important part of who you are?
Where we come from
Why are we so fascinated by our family trees? What does it mean if we can’t complete the family picture?
The way we look
Every day we judge people on the way we look.
An identity lost and found
Adam Nudelman talks about discovering and passing on his Jewish identity.
Visopiano Sanyü reflects on what her Naga and Australian heritage means to her.
Kat Clarke discusses being a young, Aborginal, hoodie-wearing woman.
Ria Soemardjo incorporates Javanese vocal techniques into her own traditional and contemporary musical performances.
Nazeem Hussain and Aamer Rahman talk about their collaboration as comedy duo, ‘Fear of a Brown Planet’.
The Angels’ Voices band talk about maintaining their Congolese traditions through entertaining and reaching out to new audiences.
Diana Nguyen reflects on how she expresses her identity and Vietnamese heritage through performing arts.
Dimitri Katsoulis shows the importance of traditional Greek shadow puppet theatre to Greek communities in Greece and Melbourne.
Andy Jackson discusses how his poetry has become integral to expressing who he is and the experiences that shape his identity.
Ede Horton discusses how her glass creations are expressions of her own contemporary Jewish identity.
Heja Chong combines ancient techniques with contemporary forms to express herself and the influences of the Australian environment.
Eseta Meneilly reflects on how her ecclesiastical stoles unite her spirituality, her ministry and her Fijian heritage.
Anna Apinis produced large weavings which incorporate traditional patterns from her homeland in Latvia.
Eva Schubert incorporates Australian nature and materials into her wooden carvings, telling stories from her life experiences.
Lou Xiang combines his surroundings with his own interpretations of traditional Chinese brush and ink painting and calligraphy.
Bindi Cole talks about exploring Aboriginal identity through her photography.
The Brunswick Zebras under 18s girls’ soccer team discuss learning about themselves and their teammates.
Fashioning faith and footy
Shanaaz Copeland’s hijabs in Australian Rules football colours enable Muslim women to express their faith and identify with their team.
A little faith in the team
Avtej Singh talks about showing his commitment to his Sikh values whilst participating in his local cricket club.
Anna Moo reflects on working with women in the 1970s to lobby governments and educate migrant women about reproductive health.
Phillip Moore reflects on Catholic-Protestant sectarianism and what being Irish-Australian means to him.
Eyerufalem Mazo shows the significance of the Ethiopian coffee ceremony and how it brings the community together.
A global community
Val Boa Morte talks about how the Brazilian practice of Capoeira creates a local community of participants.
A love of music
Brian Thomas tells the story behind his Caribbean Steel Rhythm Band and learning to play steel pans.
People Like Them
Who fits in and who doesn’t? Who gets to decide? Challenge your own attitudes by reflecting on what being different means to you.
People Like Me
Who do you belong with? Explore the diverse ways Australians are expressing who they are and what they have in common.
We label ourselves and others all the time. Find out more about the first impressions we make – and the implications.