Sophie Raynor is a freelance writer based in Dili, Timor-Leste, with an interest in gender, youth and politics in South East Asia.
History and heroes hold the spotlight, 20 years after the country voted for its freedom.
The Chinese-Timorese community face discrimination and stereotypes in the country they’ve long called home.
Tension remains between Australia and its neighbour despite the minister’s optimistic words.
A peaceful election and decisive result is a win for stability, but it has come at the cost of youth leadership.