Antoinette Lattouf

Episode 119

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Host Mundanara Bayles is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference which is the accumulated knowledge that Aboriginal people developed over the tens of thousands of years of living in this land, now known as Australia.

Relationships are at the core of Aboriginal Culture and Society and in our whole history of living in this country we never invaded our neighbours.

An Aboriginal Terms of Reference introduction is based on “Who you are and not what you do”, this way of introduction has been practiced by Aboriginal people since the first sunrise. From an Aboriginal perspective this way of introduction reinforces our humaness, we are much more than our job titles.

Has there been progress in the Australian media industry?

Antoinette is a multi award-winning journalist, author, broadcaster, TEDx speaker, mental health ambassador. If that wasn’t enough she’s also the co-founder of Media Diversity Australia – a not for profit that seeks to increase cultural and linguistic diversity in mainstream media.

In this episode, Mundanara and Antoinette discuss what it’s like to work in the Australian media as a Lebanese woman from a working-class family, her book ‘How to Lose Friends and Influence White People’, the role of non-black people of colour in dismantling structures and using humour to navigate the conversation of racism in Australia.

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The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.  Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.

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Black Magic WomanEpisode 119