Your newest Pasifika-Australian faves speaking on all things Western Sydney and the journey to self-discovery in a world we can't seem to find where we fit. Want to support 2 Brownish Girls? Join our Patreon - www.patreon.com/2brownishgirls and leave a review on Apple Podcasts!
S3 E8 - Fiji COVID Relief: Mask Drive (with Isaac Nasedra & Pasepa Morell)
Fiji currently has the highest number of COVID-19 cases per capita than any other country. With ongoing harsh restrictions and fines throughout the island nation, COVID-19 is sweeping through with over 24,000 active cases (currently but not overall). We’re joined by Isaac Nasedra and Pasepa Morell, friends of the podcast who are here today for an early bird episode for the month of August to shed some light on the current situation in Fiji and the Go Fund Me page that they're managing to meet an urgent need of support from the Pasifika-Australian diaspora.
You can find them on Instagram: @therealisaacnasedra & @_pasepa_
Gofundme link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/fiji-covid-relief-mask-drive
S3 E7 - Isle Magazine: An Interview with Aysha & April
Tonight, we are coming to you from across states and suburbs currently in lockdown to bring you this virtual episode joined by two incredible Pasifika women to celebrate the launch of Isle Magazine..
Isle Magazine is an independent online & print publication spotlighting and empowering Pasifika excellence all over the world.
We are joined by the Editor in Chief and Director of Isle Magazine, Aysha aka Mrs Fallback - who is also a Converse All Star hailing from Naarm and Australian Fashion Week enthusiast, Kali Uchis clone and future wife of Josh Addo-Carr - Creative Director of Isle Magazine, April.
S3 E5 - An Interview Nunia Mocelutu-Tamanitoakula: Parenthood from an Australian-Pasifika Perspective & Mental Health
In this month's episode, we interview Talica's cousin - Nunia Mocelutu-Tamanitoakula as we hear her journey through parenthood as a mum of 2 children under 2. She talks about her journey through mental health, what it's been like coping with post-partum depression and how she's feeling now. As usual, the perspectives spoken in this episode do not reflect those of a community but from those speaking.
S3 E6 - Record Store Day feat. Groupie Collective
TW: Discussions of sexual assault allegations
It's almost the end of financial year! We're halfway through season 3 and we've got none other than Sean & Vanessa of Groupie Collective, fellow Western Sydney friends of the podcast that host their own podcast dedicated to the Australian live music scene. We meet up on Record Store Day on Gadigal Country to discuss all things music like our music mosaics, the music our siblings and parents used to listen to and speaking on spicy topics like: who's our problematic fave artists? what was the first song you downloaded on Limewire and who had the best polyphonic ringtone. Enjoy this jam packed episode if you love music as much as we do!
BONUS - An Interview with Sydney Pasifika Icons: Mel Ree and Stelly G
‘Our connection to home and place cradles our identities, nourishes our spirits and heals us emotionally. But what happens when you’re physically disconnected? Away from home, not knowing when you can return. Dressed in another culture for so long that your own feels like a costume.’
Tonight we’re joined by 2 of the 4 Pasifika women behind a new production called ORA/MATE birthed by the Black Birds Creative Arts collective by Ayeesha Ash in collaboration with multidisciplinary artists: Mel Ree, Sela
Vai and Stelly G. They will be performing at the Pact Centre, Marrickville between 14th to 17th July with their new production ‘ORA/MATE’.
S3 E4 - Mahalia Handley: The model activist that kicks the hornet's nest
**PLEASE NOTE: We are not medical professionals and our discussion this month was in regard to our own individual health. Please contact a medical professional for further advice**
TRIGGER WARNINGS: Our April episode deals with a number of sensitive subjects including medical misdiagnosis, domestic violence, self-harm, suicide, substance abuse, eating disorders, body hatred, fat phobia and mental illness. Support services will be made available on our Linktree on the 2 Brownish Girls Instagram.
Talica is joined by Mahalia Handley (Instagram: @mahaliafromaustralia) - the iconic plus size Maori-Irish model who hails from Darwin and has been working in the fashion industry for 11 years. They discuss her origin story of wanting to be a model from a young age for representation, the importance of self-care not just being a spa day, taking care of your mental health, the pros and cons of body positivity, using your platform for activism and why the Australia fashion industry needs a reform.
It's not disrespectful if you are protecting yourself
So glad to have stumbled across this podcast. As someone that has always felt outside of my Polynesian ethnicity and Australian nationality, I really appreciate that this podcast exists and love hearing Talica & Cribbs tackle light and heavy topics. Have listened to the first 3 episodes and look forward to checking out more. Subscribe and listen now!
My new daily podcast!!
I love your guys podcast and just great topics! Love it!