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?

‘No One Way to be Asian in Australia’ addresses the need for diversity rather than tokenism if we are to truly understand the experiences of those around us. Each of the writers across this series brings a unique perspective to the discussion, pushing back against the idea that there is only one authentic Asian Australian story, and demonstrating the importance of listening to and embracing a wide range of voices.

This provocation for discussion began with a panel event at Northcote High School on Thursday 23 February, 7–8pm, featuring Stella Ambassadors Alice Pung, Leanne Hall and Rebecca Lim:

23/2/17: Provocations: No One Way To Be Asian In Australia

The panel was recorded and will be 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.


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 on the Provocations page.

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