Here’s another guest I managed to snag whilst in Perth: 17-year-old (!!!) writer and visual artist Somayra Ismailjee.
Somayra is of Karen, Gujarati and Kashmiri heritage and has written for Right Now, New Matilda, Media Diversified, Junkee and many other publications on matters of race, political correctness, Islamaphobia, queer rights and Charlie Hebdo. Here we cover everything from Coldplay and cultural appropriation to the power of the UPF in Perth to trigger warnings and orientalism and Somayra was even kind enough to teach me a new word.
The World Keeps Happening is in Adelaide now, coming to Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney
Boundless Plains To Share at MICF 2016
An Open Letter from 100 Australian Comedians Saying #LetThemStay
Article: “Australian Muslim is not an oxymoron”
Causes of the Week: Indigenous Literacy Foundation (indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au), RISE – Refugees, Survivors & Ex-Detainees (riserefugee.org)