Interview #70 — Whitney Yip

“I think there needs to be a much more nuanced conversation about silence, and all the invisible barriers that prevent all of us from speaking out. Why is it that the victim of violence is expected to speak out? Why not the people around who can see that violence is happening?”

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Interview #68 — Shastra Deo

“If love lives in the heart, I must have the words to outline exactly where it can be found—in that artery, that atrium. There’s specificity, but there’s also the feeling of the incantatory, the potential for magic. If you say the right words, something can change.”

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Interview #65 — André Dao

“Coming across that casual reference to Melbourne as a publishing backwater was sobering, and a reminder that for all that new technologies have lowered the cost of entry, cultural behemoths are still created in a few geographic centres.”

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Interview #64 — Aida Azin

“[In my] Visual Arts Degree...There was no cultural competency whatsoever. I thought the arts was meant to challenge the status quo! I started asking myself—Why do I care so much? Why do I care about the stories that are left unacknowledged?" 

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