Untitled submission by 5 year old

This picture was drawn by a five-year old Tamil asylum seeker, living in residential detention, and submitted via one of the detention home workers. The following statement was submitted with the picture: At the time [of doing the drawing] she was 5. Still in detention,…

Just Add Satire

Hi friends   We’ve been thinking about humour a bit lately–which is not always easy to do in this political climate. We feel that if comedy is performed properly, it can be a very effective way to speak to political issues. Take John Oliver, for…

Worldly Conversations

We just came across this moving collaboration between RISE (Refugee Survivors and Ex-Detainees) member Sarah Mussa and visual artist Shawn Lu, called “Worldly Conversations”.   Shawn Lu’s artwork is featured on one of our tee/hoodie designs, available for purchase on this site (with all proceeds…

MissChu: Dumplings not Detention Centres

Here is a beautiful TEDx talk someone from the IBYFM community has shared with us, where Nahji Chu discusses her Vietnamese food project: MissChu. It chimes so well with IBYFM’s main aim: to add to the asylum seeker discussion through creative means. For Chu, this involves developing…