Being Biracial Podcast Celebration

Being Biracial Podcast Celebration
Saturday 15 October 2022, 2-4pm
Event Information

Being Biracial is a podcast by Maria Birch-Morunga and Kate Robinson about navigating the world as a mixed-race person.

Fascinated by race, identity and family gossip, Being Biracial is filled with stories about unclaimable heritages, linguistic insecurity, and being a chameleon. It’s a celebration of shared stories, even when we come from different mixes.

Join us for the podcasts season one celebration event where Kate and Maria will be joined by some of the podcast interviewees to share some stories of Being Biracial.

Monique Nair [West Writers 2021/22 alumni] is performing her lyrical essay ‘To the langauges.’ Monique is a writer and editor of Indian/Italian and Polish heritage. Her story is featured in the Being Biracial episode Linguistic insecurity.

Meena Singh is joining our hosts on the panel to talk about how she navigates the world as a Yorta Yorta and Indian woman. Meena is the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People here in Victoria. Learn more about Meena in her Being Biracial episode Identity front and centre.

Alisa Tanaka-King will be doing live graphic recording during the event. She is a Japanese/Australian artist, maker and illustrator. Alisa’s story is featured in the Being Biracial episode Living in grey areas.

Date and Time: Saturday 15 October 2022, 2-4pm
Location: Warehouse Foyer

Being Biracial was created by Maria and Kate during their time in RESIDENCE at Footscray Community Arts.

Being Biracial is supported by the Maribyrnong City Council Community Grants Program, and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Date & Times

Saturday 15 October, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Warehouse Foyer

Footscray Community Arts is a wheelchair accessible venue with an accessible toilet available close to the event.

Seating will be provided in the space and patrons are free to come and go as they need.

Accessible parking and a taxi/drop off area is located on the Moreland Street side of Footscray Community Arts, approximately twenty metres from the foyer where this event is being held.

Meet the Artists
  • Maria Birch-Morunga
    Maria Birch-Morunga

    Maria Birch-Morunga (she/her) is a Māori/ Pakehā woman who works in the community legal sector and is a craft queen. Maria channels her activism into her art and this podcast is an extension of that. She is passionate about educating people about race and identity with compassion, and is intensely curious about how the intersections of oppression show up in the mundane. Maria loves to bring levity to these heavy topics with humour and silliness.

    IG: @beingbiracialpodcast, @marianancyjayne



  • Kate Robinson
    Kate Robinson

    Kate Robinson (she/her) is an Iranian/Australian family violence lawyer and artist. To process the inadequacies of our justice system, Kate loves to create colourful loud craft. For her, this podcast has been a chance to delve into what makes us whole. It has also shown her the power of deep conversations in finding connection in the most surprising places.


This is a past event