Dear Gorgeous Podcast

Episode 12: Valerie Bichard Talks Ancestral Relations & Guidance

July 14, 2019

The Fijian journalist and filmmaker by trade migrated to Australia as a child after the abolishment of the “White Australian Policy” in the ’60s. This policy aimed to forbid people of non-European ethnic origins – Pacific Islanders and Asians – from immigrating to Australia.⠀

As a child, Valerie explains how she endured racism and unanswered questions about her identity. Hear about the work she’s done with remote Aboriginal communities and how she’s realized that her ancestral relations have guided and continue to guide her through life’s ever-changing landscape.