“I’m not the one that’s a freak, I’m fully Sikh!” When spoken word poet Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa performed on Australia’s Got Talentin 2016 she made headlines with a poem that tackled racism faced by the Sikh community in Australia, riffing on Lara Bingle’s “Where the bloody hell are you” tourism campaign.

Fully Sikh Pavan Kumar Hari and Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa. Photo © Stefan Gosatti

She went on to take her poetry around the...

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