Australia seems to be a wonderful example of successful multiculturism. So why do 20% of Australians still regularly experience racism, including physical assaults? How can we support people of colour who feel they are forced to ‘play the game and put their armour on’ if they want to be accepted and succeed in Western (predominantly white) society?
Bernie Goulding shares her lived experience in growing up in Australia and living in remote Fiji villages. She offers great insight into what it’s like to walk in the shoes of a two tribe (biracial) child, often caught between two cultures and how she developed the five senses needed to thrive in both. Bernie’s story may just be the key to unlocking the matrix of colour and cultural understanding for people struggling to fit in at school, work and in the community in which they live.
To date, ‘Colour Outside The Lines, One Girl, Two Tribes,’ has travelled to over 25 countries in Oceania, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America.