‘There aren’t many women of colour in Aussie comedy but that’s going to change’ says rising comic Shubha

Women already have it tough in what is arguably a male-dominated industry, so imagine the challenges a comedian would have as a woman of colour. One rad chick who’s pushing boundaries and leaving audiences in stitches while she’s at it is Sydney-based comedian Shubha. The 22-year-old South Indian university student, whose new show Hive Mind…

B&T shines a light on diverse women in media

Our own Alicia “Leeshie” V is featured in the latest issue of B&T magazine. The Women In Media issue shines a light on women in Australian media who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Alicia joins the likes of author and social advocate Yassmin Abdel-Magied and radio presenter Emma Chow in the magazine’s list…

Cast of Aladdin announced… but the diversity debate continues

There’s been plenty of talk surrounding the casting of the new Aladdin film, with diversity being a major factor. Now the talented actors to star in the real-life remake of the Disney classic have been announced, and there have been mixed reactions from fans and the entertainment industry. Relatively unknown Egyptian-born Canadian actor Mena Massoud has landed…

Girl Crush Of The Moment: Jinnie

As the director of Nupur Dance, Jinnie knows how to shake, shimmy and shine on stage with a bold Bollywood twist. We caught up with the talented entrepreneur as she launches her own eponymous brand, proving there’s more to Jinnie than already meets the eye. I AM STARSTRUCK: When and how did Nupur start? JINNIE: Nupur was…