Stories of people who came to Australia as refugees or asylum seekers, and the many places we call home.
Season one is available now.
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Liliana – In My Country
We hear a lot about refugees and asylum seekers, but we don’t often hear from the people themselves. In My County shares the stories of six Aussies who came to Australia as refugees or asylum seekers. Stories of identity, religion, sexuality, the arts, parenting, culture, fashion, meaning, purpose, and the many places we call home.
Episodes & Updates
In the final episode of this season, Adam talks with Liliana Maria, the daughter of Marcela Cornejo from episode 5. Liliana first arrived in Australia with her family in 1988 on a Humanitarian Visa, after escaping Chile’s Pinochet dictatorship. Liliana reflects on the journey of a refugee from the perspective of a child. She talksContinue reading “Liliana”
We’d be impressed if you’ve ever met a woman gutsier than Marcela Cornejo, from Chile. In our fifth episode, Pia talks to Marcela about her activism against Chile’s dictatorship in the 1980s; how she fought for the rights of political prisoners in her country; and about the sadness and loss she still carries from havingContinue reading “Marcela”
In our fourth episode, Adam meets musician and self-described ‘accidental activist’ Tenzin Choegyal. Accidental activist is an incredibly humble description for a man who has done so much in his life to give voice to the story of Tibetans in exile. Tenzin was born in Tibet, but only lived there for the first few yearsContinue reading “Tenzin”