The royal wedding had more diversity than the Oscars

History was made at St George’s Chapel on Saturday, not just because the British royal family’s first interracial couple got married, but because there was a wedding service like no other in the history of the monarchy. Meghan Markle, whose father is white and mother is black, did not shy away from letting her culture…

‘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…

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…

Premier’s Youth Medal winner talks multiculturalism in Western Sydney

He may have won the Youth medal at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner earlier this year, but cultural diversity advocate Khushaal Vyas says it’s his local community who deserves the recognition. The 21-year-old, who’s been recognised for his involvement in the development of the Fairfield Youth & Community Centre, has defended the suburb’s “hard-working” residents after former…

Goals: When a South Asian panel is fronted by five WOMEN

Alicia.. that doesn’t sound Indian? I get it all the time! On top of that, I’m the daughter of Fijian-born Indians, so some from the subcontinent argue that I’m not even “Indian”! I can’t speak Hindi (I need Bollywood movie subtitles), but in my defence I can get by with some Gujarati lingo with my grandparents.…