My Identity

“An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.”
~ James Baldwin

Whats In a Name?

When speaking of people from other countries living in our own, the word we use to label those we are speaking of will automatically conjure up everything we think we know about those living under that particular label. MyLifeInOz would like to hear your descriptions of the following words. And also what context you would use them in. Come on….give… (more…)

October 24, 2012 by

Celebration honours African Australians

The Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Kate Lundy, presented the inaugural African Australian National Awards at a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on 25/08/2012. The awards recognise the artistic, sporting, economic political and community contributions of the African community to Australian society. “These awards are a wonderful tribute to the African Australian community who have contributed to Australia’s success and… (more…)

August 29, 2012 by

Spreading the Love in Newcastle (2)

Living on the Central Coast may not be the multicultural equivalent experience of living in Sydney or Melbourne, that doesn’t mean Coasties can ignore the realities of multicultural issues. Check out Matt Darvas website for a perspective on multicultural life on the coast that you may otherwise not be aware of.

August 24, 2012 by

Samira Ibrahim; African Film Festival of Australia

The first African Film Festival Australia will be taking place in Sydney (5-8 April) and Melbourne (11-15 April) Director of the Festival, Samira Ibrahim, took time out from her busy schedule preparing for the Festival to share her perspective on multicultural life in Australia with MyLifeInOz. We hope you will not only read her story, but get to the venues… (more…)

March 20, 2012 by

Harmony Day Australia Is Coming Up!

With Harmony Day coming up on the 21st of March 2012 it is probably good to have a few resources to turn to in order to find out just what diversity in Australia looks like. And perhaps how to do our bit to make it as harmonious as possible. provides a resource aimed at teaching schoolkids the art of living in… (more…)

March 2, 2012 by

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