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role model

May 08, 2018

The shape of a mentor: What I learnt from my uncle and Elton

By Paul Mitchell

I’ve heard music like this but never seen a man who isn’t watching football so excited. The way Wayne describes it, the album could be a religious artefact. But I don’t understand any of the words he’s using to describe it, nor the lyrics: “All the young girls love Alice, tender young Alice they say …”

Dec 25, 2016

#RoleModelReading: An interview with Jacob Boehme

By Ashley Thomson

Jacob Boehme is a choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, whose work dissects the politics of being gay, Blak and HIV positive.

Dec 18, 2016

#RoleModelReading: An interview with Nathan Maynard

By Ashley Thomson

“I always say I feel like we’re pitbull dogs, we’re raised to fight. All of us were expected to be able to fight. I don’t have to live up to that expectation or that persona any more.”

Sep 29, 2016

#RoleModelReading: An interview with Ankit Chopra

By Ashley Thomson

The charismatic, reluctant role model that is Ankit Chopra, on parents, careers, social enterprises and appreciating the people who just get on with making the world a better place.