Lights, Camera, Action: Media Readiness 101

This weekend I had the opportunity to deliver a workshop on ‘Media Readiness & Advocacy’.  In our current socio-political climate in which tropes about minorities are exploited for optimal sales, countering this narrative has frequently fallen on community leaders...

Morella Change Makers

I was in Adelaide this morning for a ‘Beyond Harmony’ event, organised by the Morella Community Centre. Today marks the  International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination- which seemed an apt day to discuss why we need to move beyond tick boxes and...

Reflections & Intentions

Today I gave an interview for ABC RN’s ‘Soul Search’ with Meredith Lake. Though this was intended to be a spruik for the new edition of ‘Coming of Age: Growing Up Muslim in Australia’ in which I have a chapter, the interview began with my reflection on the...

A Vigil to End Hate

Tonight I went to a Solidarity Vigil in Melbourne’s CBD attended by thousands of people. Hailing from every conceivable background, the crowd resembled a tableau of the very essence of Melbourne. The vigil opened with a beautiful Haka performed by our Kiwi youth....