32. Benjamin Law // Unapologetically Asian Australian


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For our season 2 finale, we are stoked to be joined by an absolute Asian Australian treasure - writer & broadcaster Benjamin Law. *Warning: this episode is an actual FEAST FOR YOUR EARS because of Benjamin Law* He is best known for being the creative genius behind the SBS award winning TV show, 'The Family Law' - which was originally a memoir based on his experiences growing up in a Chinese Australian family. He is the author of Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East, the Quarterly Essay Moral Panic 101, and editor of Growing up Queer in Australia. His most recent projects include his debut play 'Torch the Place', ABC documentary 'Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law' and co-hosting ABC RN's weekly pop culture show, 'Stop Everything'. In this episode, we are blessed by Benjamin's intellect and deep dive into culture, identity, sexuality, and representation. E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •The link between your name and identity •Growing up Asian Australia during the height of One Nation •Owning your sexuality •Behind the scenes of an award-winning SBS TV show •Asian representation •Diversity in Australian media: the progress and long road ahead •Advice for those wishing to slay the media industry T I M E S T A M P S -------------------------------- 00:39 Gday to Benjamin Law 02:03 Discussion begins Follow us at @unapologeticallyazn for more content and to be the first to hear about our EXCITING AF giveaway to celebrate the end of season 2 and to give thanks to you beautiful souls for all your support! If you'd like to continue the conversation, please message us. We'd love to hear from you, feel free to slide into our dms on instagram: @unapologeticallyazn or send us an email: unapologeticallyasianpodcast@gmail.com Much love, ♥︎ Thuy and Tiana (UA ✌︎) You can follow Benjamin on Twitter and Instagram. https://benjamin-law.com/ ✨Music✨ Joakim Karud •Say Goodnight •Soundcloud •SpotifyLakey Inspired •Chill Day •YouTube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unapologeticallyasian/message

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