Empowering Asians Between Cultures
The Asian Australian Project (AAP) is a not-for-profit initiative run by and for young Asian-Australians and more broadly, Asians Between Cultures (ABCs): those who grow up sharing cultural influences from both the East and the West.
Living in a multicultural society like Australia is a unique and often confusing experience for many ABCs. We want to help facilitate their journey in growing their awareness and understanding of the nuances of these unique cultural experiences while nurturing a surrounding network and community.
Fusion foods: a Bite Out of History
Asian Australian relationships with our cultural foods are varied and complex. While many recipes and practices can be traced back generations – true products of a unique culture, tradition, and history – others have arisen out of a long and complicated relationship with the West. Just like the plethora of modern Asian-fusion restaurants in the…
How Korean Aussies in K-pop made me love being Asian-Australian
By Charlene Behal For me, the identity of being Asian-Australian is still relatively new to me. I already had a script prepared for when people I met asked me ‘Where are you from?’ The expectation for us, Asian-Australians, was never simply ‘Australia’. I knew that the world’s perception of Australians was simple and a bit…
From West to East: Reading with an Asian lens
By Charlene Behal When I was younger, I was an avid reader. Literacy was my favourite subject in primary school, and English my favourite in high school. Writing and reading quickly became my passions, even before I was conscious of it. As a sheltered Asian kid, my experiences were limited but I always sought stories…
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