About

I’m a 20 year-old (almost 21) aspiring journalist.

My undergraduate degree was a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies with a double major in Journalism and International Media and Communication Studies.

Currently:

Undertaking honours in Muslim women media advocacy in Australian Media post 9/11 and the challenges and achievements encountered.

Working as a Community Engagement Project Coordinator at the Community Relations Commission, NSW government.

Student representative at the University of Wollongong which requires me to speak publicly about my experiences as a student at University. I encourage perspective as well as current students to think outside the box and gain more then just an education from their university time.

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Coming from an ethnic minority group, my experiences have inspired me to want to break the stereotypes and stigmas attached to being a young Muslim woman living in Australia.

I would very much like to be able to present all sides of the story, dispassionately, and not just in the way that is usual mainstream approach to the Australian / Islamic community, as there are serious misconceptions that are presented in much of mainstream news media.

I am a volunteer writer for various local Fairfax newspapers including Fairfield Champion and Fairfield Advance. I am also currently writing for suite101.com, Unleash magazine and Wikinews.

Professional experience:

Journalist
Published writer
Media researcher
Public speaker

Interests and passions:

Current affairs
World news
Middle Eastern Politics
Entertainment news
Writing
Reading (anything and everything)


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