Congratulations Mariam Issa, Janine Lawrie and all the team from SpaceToBe for a brilliant fundraiser tonight held at St. Ali Cafe – supported by the wonderful founder & owner, Salvatore. 

Loved the witalicious MC, Judith Lucy and impacting words from Julian Burnside- speaking to the failings in moral imperative of this country’s leaders to care for those fleeing persecution. 
An incredible meal prepared by chefs featured in ‘Every Bite Takes You Home’ (Illura Press), this event highlighted the successes of female entrepreneurship when nurtured by mentors and self belief at ‘SpaceToBe’. Thankyou Mariam-for your tireless work to fight prejudice, seize opportunities and champion diverse storytelling in all its change effecting wonder. You really are a resilient and inspiring woman – Asante Sana❤️???? #moodlifting #fundraising #spacetobe #melbourne #diversestorytelling #endxenophobia #endislamophobia