Interview #187 – Patricia

“I will let my daughter do whatever her heart wants. I will support her and guide her and give her all the knowledge that I have because I want her to succeed in whatever she loves.” – The Miz

Patricia, my daughter, was interviewed by J Robinson and was featured in the Notion Magazine issue 89. I wrote about it previously and you can see it here.

This time, she was again interviewed by James Robinson and is featured in Liminal Magazine Interview #187. Please click on link to read the whole article.

Liminal magazine is an actively anti-racist literary platform, a space for the interrogation and celebration of the Asian-Australian experience.

Here she talks about taking beautiful photographs, the perils of colourism, and proving oneself.

Patricia Casten is a Filipino photographer and producer based in Naarm/Melbourne. Her work places an emphasis on storytelling through intimate and revealing portraits. She has worked on projects with Universal Studios, Vice Media, I-D, Acclaim Magazine, among others. She is currently the Digital Producer at Nura.

Patricia spoke to James about her art, influences and obstacles that she encountered and is still encountering being a person of colour in a predominantly white environment.

I am so proud of my baby … of the lady that she has become and how strongly she stands for her beliefs.

But what got me the most is her response to this final question … it really tugged at a mother’s heartstrings.

….. “What does being Asian-Australian mean to you?
Being Asian-Australian represents my parents’ sacrifice and my deep, everlasting love for my mum, dad and brother.”


Interview and photographs by: James. J. Robinson


  1. picpholio says:

    Thanks for sharing the interview, you can be very proud of your daughter !

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes very proud of her.

  2. Dora says:

    Oh wow Teresa! I’m glad I checked in and caught this post. Patricia is an accomplished and beautiful young lady! And her answer was powerful b/c straight from the heart. May she continue to thrive in her profession and be a role model for Asian-Australians breaking through glass ceilings. 🙌😀

    1. Teresa says:

      Hey,I haven’t seen you for quite some time.

      Thanks for taking the time to read this article. She is definitely a very strong woman and opinionated, especially on the topic of racism. She wants everything to be fair.

      Have a great day Dora!

      1. Dora says:

        I’ve been on a social media break of sorts. The world is so crazy these days but I’m glad you’re posting your beautiful photographs, Teresa, and cheering us all. We need it.🙏❤️

        1. Teresa says:

          Well, glad you’re back. I know it’s been crazy, but we were back in lockdown so plenty of time to blog since I am doing nothing. Haha but from about 10 minutes from now, we are off the lockdown so feeling good!


          1. Dora says:

            Hooray! Enjoy the freedom again and have a wonderful, wonderful day! 🤗

          2. Teresa says:

            Thanks, but don’t know for how long again. Vaccine rollout is not good here. So we will see. Goodnight.

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