Pioneering Excellence: Supermodel Duckie Thot and Wiggles Star Tsehay Hawkins Lead Australian Women of African Descent Honours List

In a powerful testament to diversity and achievement, Living (LVN) Colour magazine unveils its latest issue, shining a spotlight on 94 remarkable Australian women of African descent.

Featuring supermodel Duckie Thot and Wiggles star Tsehay Hawkins, this inclusive publication celebrates the invaluable contributions of these trailblazers across various communities and industries, timed perfectly with Women’s History Month.

At the heart of this initiative is Living (LVN) Colour Editor and Founder, Gloria Sowah, a seasoned leader whose journey from student to HR professional to now publisher reflects a deep commitment to uplifting voices often overlooked.

Supermodel Duckie Thot is featured in the Living Colour campaign. Credit: Instagram.
Supermodel Duckie Thot is featured in the Living Colour campaign. Credit: Instagram.

“Lifting women in our communities offers an opportunity for experienced individuals to share their knowledge, experiences, and networks with others, especially the younger generation, which opens doors for new possibilities,” Sowah said. “It embodies the very ethos of Living Colour Magazine.”

Among the featured luminaries are US-born media personality Marcia Hines and prominent Melbourne lawyer Nyadol Nyuon, each adding their unique narratives to the tapestry of achievement.

Yet, as Back Cover Media founder Mibenge Nsenduluka underscores, this recognition is not just overdue but imperative.

“It’s rare that women of colour are honoured in such a way without being overshadowed by other groups. Our time is now,” Nsenduluka asserts, calling for continued visibility and inclusion, including the recognition of First Nations women.

This celebration of Australian women of African descent comes at a pivotal moment, mirroring the nation’s evolving demographic landscape.

While England, New Zealand, China, India, and the Philippines have historically dominated migration to Australia, there’s a noticeable rise in African migration.

With approximately 400,000 people of African origin residing in Australia, comprising 1.6% of the population and 5.1% of the overseas-born population, the need for their stories and achievements to be recognised has never been more urgent.

Living (LVN) Colour magazine’s dedication to amplifying diverse voices serves not only as a testament to the rich tapestry of Australian society but also as a beacon of inspiration for future generations.

As the pages of this issue unfold, readers are invited to witness the triumphs, challenges, and resilience of these extraordinary women, each embodying the ethos of empowerment and possibility.

Indeed, in honouring these unsung heroes, Living (LVN) Colour paves the way for a more inclusive and equitable future for all.

For the full list of honorees, visit Living Colour magazine.

Editor and Founder of Living Colour magazine, Gloria eSowah. Credit: supplied.
Editor and Founder of Living Colour magazine, Gloria Sowah. Credit: supplied.

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