New Humans of Australia seeks to reduce discrimination towards migrants, especially refugees, through the powerful medium of storytelling.
We believe it is becoming more and more important to tell the true stories of migrants – the difficulties they overcome and what they contribute – in order to celebrate multiculturalism, and to make new arrivals feel welcome on our shores.
Inspired by the iconic Humans of New York, New Humans of Australia was started by Nicola Gray, a writer, who wanted to share the many fascinating stories she heard while working with refugees and migrants. Read their stories on this site, or check out the stories with comments on social media!
Struck by the disconnect between real life stories and the stories that were being told by the mainstream media, Nicola decided to start New Humans of Australia in an attempt to get the true stories out there.
Nicola holds a BA and MA in Creative Writing, and has worked in international education for many years.
During the past 25 years, Cass has acquired considerable insight and perspective from work experience that spans senior roles in parliament, the public service, regulators, senior corporate and start-ups.