Say It Loud is a panel-based web series that seeks to discuss and resolve current issues that are important to millennials of Australia’s African and Indigenous communities. Born out of a desire to hear Black voices in Australian media, Say It Loud seeks to remedy the lack of representation for this demographic. The show is the brainchild of four young African-Australians, and the panel includes voices from Australia’s Ethiopian, Ghanaian, Nigerian, Somali, South Sudanese and Aboriginal communities. Issues covered, but are not limited to include: racism, assimilation, interracial dating and religion.
Rebka Bayou, writer and content creator of Say It Loud, says “If you truly want multiculturalism in Australia, and for people to feel like they’re a part of this country and able to contribute to it, then you need to make them feel like they’re part of it. And a huge part of that is representing them in the media.”