The Pin is run by biracial and bicultural Australians for all Australians.
"If you're going to put me in a show just so you can have that one "token” black model with dreds, to keep everyone quiet, then I'd rather not. We are not tokens, wake up Australia!"...read more.
"I was lucky in that the university community normalised ethnic diversity without us even realising it. We all went to the same school, so it was a bit like the United Nations crossing the street every morning."...read more
'Burlesque has helped me get over many distortions that I had over my body. As an art form that embodies all shapes and sizes'...read more.
'It was kind of confusing growing up constantly seeing pretty much every person who looked like me in the media actually existed in such a different world to the one I did.'...read more
AFRIKA SPEAKS BACK
Both Afro-diaspora and Indigenous people share written histories that have been authored by the explorers that colonised their ancestral land and diminished their societies - finding power in words Afrika Speaks Back aimed to set the record straight and the stories too...read more.
JONATHAN STIER aka ESKATOLOGY
'Music makes up a big part of my identity. It is my voice, it's me telling my story and my story is my identity. It’s been with me since I could remember ... I know that it speaks for me. It is what makes me.'...read more
'...when you come from a place of strength, and you go ‘we exist over here, outside of the main stream and we’re going to practice our culture, and we’re going to create art and do these things’, you will one; service your own community and two; naturally find an audience with other people because it’s authentic and real' ...read more
"When I’m advertising or talking, I say I am a minimal designer – but there is nothing minimal about the process that goes on there. My clothing presents a simple logic, that I cannot communicate in any other art form."...read more.
"When you are overseas you are to an extent defined by your nationality, you become an Australian."
"My childhood (up til 14) was fun and fraught, full of football, fights, and video games, MiniDiscs and Pokemon, Power Rangers, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, weird mainstream English soaps and dope independent British cinema."
REMI & SENSIBLE J
'When I was in prep and this kid said I was the colour of shit. I was four years old and that was the first moment I knew I was black'... read more
"Knowing who and what you are is important. Understanding your own identity grounds you."
"A big part of the reason I’m still here is because of that community and the people that have challenged me and my beliefs for the better."... read more
"...Then all of a sudden he said, “who cares?! As long as you’re happy, who cares?!”"...read more
"Don’t be scared to do the things you want to do. Fear, because of bullying, stopped me from doing a lot of things I wanted to do" ... read more
“As black as my skin, as Chinese as my blood, and as Australian and British are my nationalities, I’m also a proud Gay Woman. Most importantly though, I’m a happy human being”...read more