Thursday, March 11, 2010

Born in Mauritius, raised in Australia

Mauritius is a tiny island spec out in the middle of the Indian Ocean, off the coast of the much larger Madagascar, which in turn is off the eastern coast of Africa.

This week on Orange Ribbon we chat with Michael, who was born in Mauritius, but moved with his family to Australia some 40 years ago when he was a toddler.

As a result, although with obviously coloured skin, Michael is very much Australian in so many ways, having effectively spent almost his entire life in Melbourne. He comes from a Catholic family, although he admits that religious convictions have long faded into the background of his life. He will discuss being raised in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne,, family issues, the freedom of going to university, and about his coming out process.

These days Michael works in Event Management, and he also will speak briefly about just some of the issues he has to deal with on a day-to-day basis with his work, and about some of the major events in which he has been involved.

So join Allan and Hao this coming Saturday (13th March, 2010) at 2:00pm for this interesting chat.

Orange Ribbon can be heard every Saturday between 2:00-3:00pm on JOY 94.9FM, or if you are not in Melbourne then you can listen in "live" via JOY's webstreaming.

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