The Power of Pink

28 June 2018 #565

Cover Story: The Power of Pink


Superstar and honorary Aussie Pink is back. And she couldn’t have come soon enough! In this edition of The Big Issue we take a look at the nation’s love affair with the outspoken singer.

It’s been almost two decades since Pink, then a fluoro-haired rebel, burst onto the music scene, and she still draws record-breaking crowds, especially in Australia.

As Pink kicks off her Beautiful Trauma tour, Clem Bastow explores the pop star’s stellar career and how she became a poster girl of self-acceptance, power and doing things your own way – which is exactly what resonates with her Australian fans.

Also in this edition:

  • We go diving with the last mermaids of South Korea in The Big Picture.
  • Award-winning chef and restaurateur Peter Kuruvita shares his recipe for Sri Lankan fish cakes in Tastes Like Home.
  • Comedian and radio host Sami Shah reveals how he found his voice somewhere between Pakistan and Perth.
  • We pay tribute to an inspiring Aboriginal woman and her fight for her land in a historic native title case.
  • Almost half of all homeless Australians are born overseas, in Living Homeless one asylum seeker recalls how finding her way in a new country went horribly wrong.

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