Posts tagged TCK TOWN
Stephanie Kurlow—the First Hijabi Ballerina

Stephanie’s drive comes from her quest to break the ballerina stereotype, and she wants to show people “that even though I wear a hijab, it doesn’t stop me from doing anything. I can be who I want to be and fulfil a career and nobody can tell me otherwise.”…

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Fawad Ahmed – Asylum Seeker turned Australian Cricketer

One of Fawad’s friend managed to help him gain a short-stay visa for Australia. He arrived to play for Yoogali in the state of New South Wales late in season 2009-10. Ahmed soon applied for refugee status and, while the claim was considered, moved to Melbourne later in 2010 to join suburban side Hoppers Crossing…

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Isabel Allende’s Tales of Passion

Allende is a strong believer in diverse personal experiences providing the substance for unique stories. On the heels of this, Allende has written 23 books, which have been translated into 35 languages, having sold 70 million copies worldwide. Her works have been adapted into movies, plays, musicals, operas, ballets, and radio programs..

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The Boatengs: Football’s Ultimate Brotherhood

The Boateng brothers, born Germans, show a strong connection to their roots through tattoos. Jerome’s upper left arm displays an outline of Africa with the word GHANA boldly written inside, and his lower right arm has his Ghanaian name ‘Agyenim’ tattooed on it...

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Giada De Laurentiis’s Culinary Trails & Travels

Born in Rome, Giada often found herself immersed in the family's kitchen and spent a great deal of time at her grandfather's restaurant. De Laurentiis went on to study at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, with burning aspirations of becoming a pastry chef, however on moving to America, she tapped into the large Italian diaspora, steeped deeply in its culinary tradition...

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The Powerful Words of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

She has released a book ‘Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions’—where having received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist, this was her letter of response...

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Riz Ahmed’s Emmy First

His experience of growing up in a British-Pakistani family and building his career in the years following the 9/11 attacks has shaped him greatly to push the British and global film industry to increase opportunities for minority actors.

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