Yumi Stynes’ Seen podcast back for season two

Seen, the Yumi Stynes hosted SBS podcast, is back for season two with more interviews of inspiring Australians from underrepresented backgrounds and communities.

Guests this season include Dr Amy Thunig, whose bestselling memoir Tell Me Again chronicles growing up with parents struggling with addiction and incarceration, Pasifika New Zealander drag personality Kween Kong, AFLW’s Darcy Vescio, domestic violence advocate Tarang Chawla, and more.

Stynes said:

“These are stories of triumph over voices of judgement, hate and doubt, of bravely taking up space, and finding the happiness you deserve.

As an Asian, single, working mum, I think a lot about my own identity. I mean, I’m confident and work hard but still I grapple with motherhood, the maddening persistence of sexism, daily casual racism, gendered violence, death threats, and generational cycles that need to be broken.”

I talk to some of the most inspiring people in the country. These are people who subvert the narratives of being the ‘model’ minority – they disrupt and they break cycles of trauma.”

Stynes guests are:

Kween Kong

Pasifika New Zealander drag royalty, Kong talks about her path from rugby and dance to the series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.

Dr Amy Thunig

Thunig talks about learning the reals story of her birth and breaking generational cycles.

Antonia Burke

From working for one of Australia’s gas giants, Santos, Burke became a key figure standing against them with her community on the Tiwi Islands to defend the rights of the Indigenous peoples.

Darcy Vescio

Now a star in the AFL Womens, there was a time when Vescio could not imagine they could turn their love of Aussie Rules into a career.

Debbie Kilroy OAM

Kilroy speaks about her experiences as one of the most invisible people in the world – a woman in prison, before gaining a degree in social work and moving into a career in law.

Khanh Ong

Fleeing Vietnam as a refugee with his family Ong has now built a career in television as one of Australia’s most recognisable chefs.

Tarang Chawla

After his sister Niki’s murder, Tarang became an advocate for victims of domestic violence in Australia.

Tea Uglow

Tech leader Tea Uglow shares her story of stepping away from a high-flying career at Google and coming into her true identity.

You can listen to Seen via SBS Audio, the SBS Audio app and all other streaming platforms.

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