Find answers and find yourself at The Pin.
The Pin is a discussion platform centered around representing multinational and multicultural people in a diverse range of conversations about race, identity, and culture within the Australian narrative.
The Pin believes that by telling authentic personal stories and honouring an individual’s experience we can:
THINK - represent diverse identities and challenge dominant narratives
MEET - deepen the connection and sense of belonging between people of multinational and multicultural backgrounds and the broader Australian community
EXPRESS - inspire greater confidence in people of multinational and multicultural backgrounds
Nkechinyere (Nkechi) Anele is the host of Triple J’s Roots ‘n’ All and lead singer of Saskwatch. Nkechi has toured nationally and internationally, sharing the stage with legendary acts Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Nkechi’s voice has been included in publications such as Letters of Love and heard at events and documentaries including Women of Letters, and Her Sound, Her Story.
Lucie Cutting is a radio producer and presenter for ABC Radio Hobart. Lucille has spoken at the Tasmanian Writers Festival on the topic of racial and cultural questioning and written for publications such as Island Magazine and Victorian Women’s Trust.
Lucie grew up in country Victoria, before moving to Tasmania in 2015 where the concept for The Pin was hatched.
Photo credit: Nina Hamilton
Nkechinyere Anele and Lucie Cutting are two friends who connected through difference. As two Nigerian-Australian women of a similar age and background, Anele and Cutting had vastly different upbringings, with one growing up in an urban environment surrounded by different cultures and the other in a small town in country Victoria.
Questions about race, identity and culture form the basis of their friendship and led to the development of this site.
MELANIE // EDITOR
Melanie is a part-time editor for The Pin and full-time rad woman. Based in Melbourne, Melanie is a writer and director who was awarded with the Australian Writers Guild (AWG) Master Screenwriting Award in 2014.
STEVE // EDITOR AND MENTOR
Steve has a background in education, radio, film and television. As the creator of Talkback Classroom - an interview mentoring program for young people, Steve provides guidance in developing interviewing skills.
JAZZ // EDITOR
Jazz is a poet and creative woman with a keen eye for editing. Published in numerous poetry collections, including The Feminist Utopia Project, Jazz brings a fresh perspective to written pieces on The Pin.