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‘Liminal’ founder McIntosh nominated for Victorian Young Australian of the Year

Founder and editor-in-chief of Liminal magazine Leah Jing McIntosh has been announced as one of four nominees for Victorian Young Australian of the Year.

A writer and photographer, McIntosh created Liminal in response to the lack of representation of Asian-Australians in the media. The online publication, which has collaborated with the New York Times Australia bureau, profiles the artistic achievements of Asian-Australians through photography and longform interviews, which it publishes every Monday.

This year McIntosh was awarded a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship, and she also co-founded serialised comics anthology Comic Sans. McIntosh is part of the Footscray Community Arts Centre Emerging Cultural Leaders Program, and has written articles on contemporary racism for SBS, Archer and Metro.

‘McIntosh is passionate about exploring and celebrating the Asian-Australian experience and driving greater diversity in the Australian media landscape … She raises the profile of artists from under-represented communities and provides a platform to give them a voice,’ reads the award nomination.

The state and territory recipients of the Young Australian of the Year awards will be announced in November, and each winner will proceed to the national level of judging. The overall winner will be announced in January 2019. For more information, visit the Australian of the Year Awards website.

 

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