Emceeing the #Space2be fundraiser tonight was an absolute thrill. The event attracted a massive crowd raising funds in support of this design hub initiative for refugee and migrant entrepreneurship.
The event was peppered with highlights including the moment I made the audience cheer and guest speaker Julian BurnsideQC chuckle at the prospect of a future when some of our former PM’s are detained at airports because their names are flagged for Crimes Against Humanity ..
A beautiful evening of positive messages, education, entertainment and celebration from the humble giant Abe Nouk and gracefully poignant Ee’da Brahim. Congratulations Mariam Issa, her supporters and all the team players that pay forward enormous social change with acts of compassion.
Space2be embodies the spirit of building capacity with community belonging as top designers mentor emerging artists. Seeing the many new artists proudly display their stunning designs, including crafts, paintings and jewellery, was as visually uplifting as it was exciting. 
Support local enterprise. Support women in trade. Support Australian made bespoke designs #space2be #makechangehappen #payitforward #artysmarty #melbourne