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13 Dec: 7 South Asian Middle Grade/YA Books To Buy This Holiday Season

Recently, one of our Co-founders, Daizy, went on an online book-buying spree because she’d been struggling to find books by and for the South Asian diaspora in her local bookshops. Knowing what it was like to grow up without stories that reflected her experiences and culture, Daizy wanted to find books that her young nieces and nephew would enjoy and reflected their lived experiences. To see what young adult books Daizy bought, check out the blog.

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29 Nov: 4 South Asian Kids Picture Books You Should Have on Your Bookshelf

Recently, one of our Co-founders, Daizy, went on an online book-buying spree because she’d been struggling to find books by and for the South Asian diaspora in her local bookshops. Knowing what it was like to grow up without stories that reflected her experiences and culture, Daizy wanted to find books that her young nieces and nephew would enjoy and reflected their lived experiences. To see what children’s picture books Daizy bought, check out the blog.

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27 Oct: The World’s Longest Lockdown Created Purpose-driven Sisterhood | an interview with Mahala founder, Priyanka Kaur

Melbourne’s most recent lockdown was tough. After another series of her in-person art workshops had to be cancelled, Priyanka Kaur founded Mahala to support herself and fellow creatives, while also giving back to the community. Mahala specialises in thoughtful gift boxes made by and for South Asian women. Launched 10 weeks ago, Mahala is already supporting 12 women-led businesses and carries 13 different products.

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20 Oct: Empowering Youth participation in Australian federal politics | They’re not the leaders of tomorrow, they’re leaders of today

There is a need for greater diversity in our Parliament and note the urgent shortage of youth representation in these spaces, particularly young Women of Colour.

With federal elections gearing up for next year, it’s now more important than ever to look closely at who is representing us, whether their interests and values are actually aligned with what we care about, and who deserves our vote.

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25 Aug: Pallavi Sharda

Our final Australian Stellar South Asian Woman 2021 is actor, dancer and activist Pallavi Sharda. Without losing her unique voice Pallavi has stood her ground in the film industry and urged other women to do the same. She openly shares about her fire for Bollywood, spiritual journey as a multi-hyphenate and advice for young aspiring South Asian actors.

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13 Aug: Leah Vandenberg

Our fourth Australian Stellar South Asian Woman, is actor, writer, and voice artist, Leah Vandenberg. She candidly shares with us stories from her unconventional childhood and how it shaped her career in the Australian television and film industry over the last 20+ years.

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06 Aug: Sushi Das

Truly a trailblazer in her own right, our third Stellar South Asian Woman Sushi Das defied orthodox opinions to become a journalist, inspired by causes related to gender, culture, and justice. Funny, candid, and honest – her message for younger South Asian women is loud and clear: listen to your inner voice and acknowledge your power.