Meg Lee grew up in Ballarat in central Victoria in a “family of strong, socially-minded women”, which instilled in her a strong commitment to disrupting discrimination including sexism, racism, and ageism. She has completed a Bachelors Degree with Honours in Anthropology at the University of Melbourne and is currently a PhD candidate with the Melbourne Centre for Health Equity. Meg has worked and volunteered across a range of community-based projects with multicultural youth. She’s currently a project assistant at the Australian Multicultural Foundation. “I hope to add momentum to our budding conversations which recognize ‘mixedness’ as more than a calculus of fractional ancestries,” she says. “The questions we don’t ask, the conversations we don’t have are the ones from which we stand to learn the most.” In her spare time, you’ll find Meg wandering along the Merri Creek trail, dancing zouk with her sister or curled up with her nose in a book.
“When you consider social forces such as culture and ethnicity, ask yourself, ‘what are the assumptions bounding my thinking, and how can I disrupt them?’”