The Stella Schools Provocations provide online content to stimulate discussion and deepen understanding around a range of issues pertinent to young people and the society that they are growing up in and the particular challenges they face. Each provocation will be discussed by three writers at a launch panel, which will be recorded and made available through the Stella Podcast, and a series on the Schools Blog will further explore the theme. All resources will be made available through this page.


Stella Schools provocations began in 2016 with the Pushback blog series, where we offered a space for alternative voices to reject bigotry, fear and Islamophobia in Australia. We were proud to publish four pieces that celebrated solidarity, inclusivity and empowerment. Read this series here.



Our 2017 Provocations will kick off with No One Way To Be Asian In Australia.

What is the danger in presenting a single story of a culture or group of people? How can we push back against cultural stereotypes and generalisations of what it means to grow up Asian in Australia? This provocation for discussion will begin with a panel event at Northcote High School on Thursday 23 February, 7–8pm, featuring Stella Ambassadors Alice Pung, Leanne Hall and Rebecca Lim. Bookings via trybooking.

The panel will be recorded and made available on the Stella Podcast, and the theme will be further explored in a series of guests posts on the Schools Blog, featuring Sanna Wei, Shu-Ling Chua and Rachel Ang.

Sign up to our mailing list to be notified of new content in this series. Contact us if your school or library is interested in hosting a launch panel, or if you would like to suggest a provocation theme.