Simone “Boss Lady” Amelia Talks Racism In Australia & Being An Expat

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Last month (September 2015) I was invited to be part of a keynote panel at the first (and very exciting) NOMADness ALTERnative Travel Conference in New York City.

Moderated by Nomadness Tribe founder Evita Robinson and featuring myself, rapper Pharaohe Monch and artist Leonard Combier, this was a great conversation for anyone chasing dreams through their passion for creativity; living outside the boundaries placed on them and unafraid to face adversity. As you can see, I’m aiming to become a spokesperson for a balanced Australia—one where we cherish the amazing things our country has to offer, but we also honestly acknowledge the negative aspects we undoubtedly possess.

Photo: PhotosByRome.com

Let’s Talk About: Humanizing Immigration

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It’s time for me to bite the bullet and share with the world my heartfelt opinions on issues important to me.

Switching your thoughts from private to public is daunting, especially when speaking on hot button topics. It’s the obvious next phase of my journalism career and I’m finally ready to embrace it.

Here’s my first filmed social commentary on a subject that hits home: the current refugee crisis and being an immigrant in America in 2015.

Daye Jack Talks “Soul Glitch” EP

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Daye (pronounced Dah-yay) Jack, 19, is a Kenyan-born, Atlanta-raised new artist who recently signed with Warner Music. My guest this week on “International Affair”, we chatted about him recently leaving his computer science degree at New York University to become an artist, his immigrant parents’ reaction to it and his exciting new body of work, the Soul Glitch EP.

Check out the video for his newest single, “Easy”:

D-Shep Talks Early Beginnings & Calls Out “Lying Rappers”

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Miami rapper D-Shep stopped by “International Affair” this week to talk to me about being introduced to New York’s hip-hop media for the first time via his current Identity Crisis release, how he thinks the majority of rap music nowadays is “trash,” early beginnings as an aspiring poet and how Miami artists (specifically Trina) are “lying” about who their favorite and most influential artists are.