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SameSame Different

Storytelling Podcasts

The podcast series will leverage the beauty, richness and uniqueness of cultural diversity, and highlight the triumph and strength of participants who represent cultural diversity, as an asset to improving social cohesion and community harmony. We seek to highlight the triumphs and shared humanity across cultural groups through the podcast series, to break the stereotype of the quintessential Australian, and strengthen and improve attitudes towards cultural diversity. Funding for this podcast has been provided by the NSW Government.

The podcast series will leverage the beauty, richness and uniqueness of cultural diversity, and highlight the triumph and strength of participants who represent cultural diversity, as an asset to improving social cohesion and community harmony. We seek to highlight the triumphs and shared humanity across cultural groups through the podcast series, to break the stereotype of the quintessential Australian, and strengthen and improve attitudes towards cultural diversity. Funding for this podcast has been provided by the NSW Government.

Location:

Australia

Description:

The podcast series will leverage the beauty, richness and uniqueness of cultural diversity, and highlight the triumph and strength of participants who represent cultural diversity, as an asset to improving social cohesion and community harmony. We seek to highlight the triumphs and shared humanity across cultural groups through the podcast series, to break the stereotype of the quintessential Australian, and strengthen and improve attitudes towards cultural diversity. Funding for this podcast has been provided by the NSW Government.

Language:

English

Contact:

02 8778 1200


Episodes

It's not a destination, it's a journey - Meet Erdem and Eloise

7/9/2020
Firstly welcome back to SameSame Different, this is Western Sydney Podcast. For the launch of Series 2, we are very honoured to be highlighting a recent study undertaken by the LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence Interagency, Western Sydney University and ACON. Home Is Where Our Story Begins explores family, community, and belonging for sexuality and gender diverse people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. It looks at the lived experiences of sexuality and...

Duration:00:40:56

Get rid of the negative and fill it with positive - Meet Amanda Rose

1/8/2020
Amanda joins Host Harshi and Western Sydney MRC on our new venture of the discovery of Western Sydney and its rich diversity through storytelling and the amazing world of podcasts. Amanda is Strategic connector, confidence builder, Founder Business Woman Media, Founding Director Western Sydney Women and keynote speaker (on conflict, confidence and connecting). Busy Much... yep absolutely!! Amanda shares her experiences in life, how she builds her confidence and how she strives to now help...

Duration:00:39:52

When I say I am Samoan, I encompass a value - Meet MaryJane

1/8/2020
MaryJane is Co-Director of Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts, a Pacific Cultural Centre based in Liverpool. She is a Mother of 3, and wife to Fred. She shares with us her experience of representing Samoa as Miss Samoa and Miss South Pacific in the late ’90s, an actress, radio producer and broadcaster, and a passionate advocate for Pacifica people and climate change. Her presence in the room is one that you can find yourself being naturally drawn to, and as her journey unfolds we hear about the...

Duration:00:54:50

I think we are pioneering - Meet Najla Turk

1/8/2020
Najla joins Host Sara and Western Sydney MRC on our new venture of the discovery of Western Sydney and its rich diversity through storytelling and the amazing world of podcasts. As an Australian-born Middle Eastern Muslim, Najla struggled to accept her bi-cultural identity yet today Najla Turk is a person of influence. Listen to Najla speak with passion and fervour about cultural differences and biases. Her message is the importance of understanding Western Sydney and the melting pot it is....

Duration:00:44:54

Romance is Everywhere - Meet Tanya Nellestein

1/8/2020
Meet Tanya Nellestein. Tanya joins Western Sydney MRC on our new venture of the discovery of Western Sydney and its rich diversity through storytelling and the amazing world of podcasts. Tanya’s story and connection to Western Sydney are broad and rich - like most of our guest speakers, and has many talents, visions and passions. Tanya is a self-claimed aspiring novelist…. Her appetite for writing, romance and love evolve daily. Tanya’s propensity for reading allows her to make beautiful...

Duration:00:29:18

Finding peace and happiness in the small things - Meet John Tran

1/8/2020
John joins Western Sydney MRC on our new venture of the discovery of Western Sydney and its rich diversity through storytelling and the amazing world of podcasts. As soon as John begins to speak there is a sense of calm that washes over us. Today he shares his personal history of growing up in a Vietnamese family, amidst his school challenges and being labelled as a slow learner. Fast-forward a few years, we hear about John’s experience as a Mental Health Nurse, and how he uses life's...

Duration:00:41:47

Art are the valves that can air our feelings - Meet Bashar Hanna

1/8/2020
Bashar joins host Sara and Western Sydney MRC on our new venture of the discovery of Western Sydney and its rich diversity through storytelling and the amazing world of podcasts. In this episode, Bashar shares his time living and working in Iraq, a country that he loved dearly, to then having to leave and his time rebuilding his life in Australia. His love and respect of art, culture and language are evident in all that he undertakes. Bashar believes that music and art allow us to connect...

Duration:00:39:25

Inclusion comes from acceptance - Meet Lucy Reggio

1/8/2020
Today's host is Mahmood. He is joined by Lucy on Western Sydney MRC's new venture of the discovery of Western Sydney and its rich diversity through storytelling and the amazing world of podcasts. Lucy has an Italian heritage and is a champion and advocate in the disability sector. She is President and Founder of the Special Needs Ability Program Providers (SNAPP), and Catena, organisations supporting people with disability in sports. Lucy’s son Alex was one of only a handful of people in...

Duration:00:34:50

I've chosen the same pathway - Meet Zinah

1/8/2020
Meet Zinah. Today is her birthday. She joins Western Sydney MRC on our new venture of the discovery of Western Sydney and its rich diversity through storytelling and the amazing world of podcasts. In this episode Zinah talks of her experience overseas in Iraq, of her passion for learning and how reading by the light of a fire during the war kept her hopeful. She shares her motivations and challenges and how arriving in Australia has changed her life forever. Her mother and mentor in life...

Duration:00:31:17

Everyone should get a fair go - Meet Uncle Malcolm

1/7/2020
Uncle Malcolm’s mob is from the Hunter Valley. His mother is a Kamilaroi woman, and his father was Scottish. He came to Sydney in 1945, when he was 4 years old and he’s been on this land for 78 years. His ancestors are the oldest living culture on earth and have not been offered a treaty. Uncle Malcolm would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land, the Cabrogal people of the Darug Nation, and pays his respects elders past and present and those emerging. To any Aboriginal...

Duration:00:46:56