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Margin Notes

Jul 27, 2020

In the final episode of Season 1 of Margin Notes, guest artists Naomi Barnbaum shares her memoir of living with chronic illness. How do our experiences of pain define who we are? And how do we come to terms with our bodies being forever changed by illness?

Jul 15, 2020

In this episode, Yen and Zoya explore the unique experience of travelling as a migrant, and the phenomenon of migrant guilt. How do we reconcile our privilege as immigrants with the simultaneous experience of alienation? 

Jul 7, 2020

When you've grown up in worlds that are wildly apart, can migrant parents ever truly understand their children who are more a product of their adopted country than their parents' birthplace? And how does migrant identity intersect with sexuality? This episode of Margin Notes is about family, identity, and understanding...

Jun 29, 2020

Migrant workers are everywhere - your local 7-Eleven, pushing trolleys at Coles, in your Doctor's surgery and in front of the university lecture podium. So is it true what they say about the migrant work ethic? And what does that do to the generations that come after them? Yen and Zoya discuss the reality of living as...

Jun 22, 2020

In this episode, Yen Eriksen shares an evocative piece of memoir about cultural legacy, family and making sticky rice. How does food create a connection to culture, and how do we maintain this link as migrants?