Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Young Australian of the Year

Nominee

2019 VIC Young Australian of the Year Nominee

Ms Leah Jing McIntosh

State: Victoria

Leah Jing McIntosh is passionate about exploring and celebrating the Asian-Australian experience and driving greater diversity in the Australian media landscape. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Liminal Magazine, she raises the profile of artists from under-represented communities and provides a platform to give them a voice.

Leah Jing McIntosh is passionate about exploring and celebrating the Asian-Australian experience and driving greater diversity in the Australian media landscape.

In response to the lack of representation of Asian-Australians in the media, she created Liminal Magazine, which highlights the achievements of extraordinary Asian-Australians through long-form interviews and portraits.

The recipient of several creative grants and awards, including a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship and a Creative Victoria grant in 2018, Leah is a talented writer and photographer. Her articles on contemporary racism have been published by SBS, Archer and Metro Magazine, and, in May this year, she collaborated with the New York Times Australia Bureau.

In 2018, Leah also co-founded Comic Sans, a serialised comics anthology that provides a platform to artists from under-represented communities. As part of the Footscray Community Arts Centre Emerging Culture Leaders Program, Leah continues to inspire and represent the Asian-Australian arts community and promote greater diversity in Australia’s media.

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