Activist, writer, engineer, motoring enthusiast and outspoken young Muslim woman of colour Yassmin Abdel-Magied is kicking arse on multiple levels right now and I felt very lucky indeed to have this opportunity to chat with her.
Earlier this year, Yassmin sparked a large controversy in the literary world when she walked out on author Lionel Shriver's speech on cultural appropriation at the Brisbane Writers Festival. Here she reflects on that experience and further explores her thoughts on why an awareness of what cultural appropriation is and how it works is important.
Last week's guest Gay Alcorn had a different take on this subject; you can listen back to that episode here.
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I walked out of the Brisbane Writers Festival keynote address this is why by Yassmin Abdel-Magied
We need to talk about cultural appropriation: why Lionel Shriver's speech touched a nerve by Stephanie Convery
What happened in Brisbane by Suki Kim
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A call for difficult conversations not censorship by Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Why the shaming of Lionel Shriver leads to a literary ghetto by Anson Cameron
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