Developing guidelines for management of social media accounts, content, follower interaction. Building relationships with organisations & companies focused on supporting women in tech.
* (Co)producing, planning, and presenting performances, media content, and projects related to identity politics, community belonging, feminism, diversity, anti-discrimination, sexuality, gender, and fair representation
* Known for being outspoken, passionate, innovative, and rabble-rousing for the right to speak your own truth
* Highly skilled in bringing together people from disparate fields for networking and collaboration, as well as researching and finding resources for various projects
* Problem solving, project management, and conflict management for small-to-medium creative enterprises including creating systems and workflows for productions and events, allowing clients and event managers to concentrate on their own work
* Task management, events and contacts database software, teamwork, liaison, and delegation
* Provided visitors, special guests, and staff with current event & venue information, conflict
resolution, problem-solving especially during chaotic times
* Incorporating burlesque, circus, theater, improv, spoken work, physicality, and comedy to relate personal stories and comment politically on issues such as cultural diversity and identity
* Known for innovative and heartfelt representation of difficult issues in unexpected form and for being upfront & outspoken in performance
Speaking to schools, colleges, and community programs about experiences as a member of the LGBTQ community, including addressing misconceptions and answering questions.
Updating events blog and calendar for events hosted at or by the Center, as well as sourcing and sharing creative work related to gender and sexuality on Tumblr and Twitter.
Providing 1-on-1 and small group after-school tutoring to elementary, middle, and high school students, primarily in Maths and English.
Regular discussion groups and projects around arts management and community arts development, with a planned group project on regenerative arts practices.
Co-leading organizational team for annual world-renown community theater production around experiences of South Asian women, including managing submissions and auditions, outreach, fundraising, venue logistics. Previously performer (2013, 2014) and writer (2012).
Tutoring elementary-school-age students on creative writing and homework help, including writing and publishing youth newspaper The Bay-Farer. Recognized as one of the Top 100 volunteers for Fall 2014 based on volunteer hours.
Editing, researching, and preparing content for major international online exhibition about women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics), including working with Drupal and outreach to international women's and STEAM organizations. Independently researched and contacted over 50 women in STEAM - 10% Yes rate in first week.
* Co-creating curriculum and co-leading classes of 10-12 youth (11-17 years) from across San Francisco Bay Area working on art and media projects relating to identity and citizenship, in collaboration with sibling cohort at Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
* Contributing vital cultural knowledge of Malaysia and other countries, particularly around issues of multicultural identity, education, and youth culture
* Maintaining project web presence, particularly on Facebook and Tumblr, with documentation of class discussions and created work, as well as posts on related topics
* Providing technical and creative support to youth - Final Cut, Photoshop, Facebook
* Co-creating safe space for youth to explore and question ideas around self, community, and country while also ensuring respect for other cultures and backgrounds
Edited academic papers and other written materials for graduate-level and undergraduate-level students from non-US and ESL backgrounds.
Co-edited 5th edition of university-run arts and literary journal, including editing and proofing written submissions, curating content, outreach to writers and artists.
Tutored undergraduate and graduate-level students in academic writing and academic skills development, taking into account the university’s emphasis on integral education, as well as organising workshops and pedagogy on writing center theory & academic discourse.
Coordinated logistics of various faculty-specific programs aimed at encouraging high school students from low socio-economic backgrounds to consider tertiary study as a viable option, including booking Student-Teachers for workshops, liaising with schools, inventory, creating & developing employee handbook.
Organized local arm of international feminist movement against victim-blaming in rape and sexual assault, with specific focus on diversity and inclusivity - including liaising with City Council, police, and venues, managing team of volunteers, hiring speakers and performers, outreach and public relations, conflict management.
* Coordinated offers and requests from community artists and businesses for sponsorship on iconic community radio station, such as competition giveaways and event promotions
* Maintained events section of 4zzz website (on Drupal) involving research on upcoming events, logistical information, and choosing & resizing appropriate photos
* Prepared scripts for on-air announcements of sponsorships and events
* Researched and prepared content for iconic weekly feminist radio magazine program for Brisbane community radio, including reporting of current feminist news and affairs, discussion on relevant topics, promotion of feminist events and media, and selection of local, regional, and international music from female musicians
* Especially skilled in curating, organizing, and conducting interviews with feminist newsmakers, community organizers, and artists, such as a panel on burlesque and feminism with local burlesque performers and interview with Ida Lichter, writer of Muslim Women Reformers, at Brisbane Writers Festival
* Recruited new presenters into production team and participated in radio training
* Assisted with various projects related to sexual empowerment, sex education, and cultural views of human sexuality
* Notable projects include setting up and striking down the Ecosexuality art exhibition by Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, stage-managing the Ecosexual Conference, organising photography project Sex Protests, and being the go-between between the Center and SlutWalk San Francisco/Bay Area
* Still maintain a close relationship with the Center
* Promoted events of feminist art gallery through listings on relevant local events/news websites and calendars, updates on mailing lists for the gallery and associated organizations and interests, and connecting directly to related artists and supporters
* Outreach to local artists and organizations for participation in programming and promotions
Assisted with the organization, collation, and collection of research submissions to the Creative Industries faculty for entry into the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) database, including preparing lists for follow-up actions and delegations and coordinating communications. Careful organizing allowed multiple weeks' worth of work to be compressed to a week.
* Presenter for TV travel show geared towards international market, following recent migrants to Australia around for local adventures while interviewing local people about their involvement
* Episodes involved participating in a Fresh Meat (newcomers) roller derby afternoon with the Brisbane City Rollers and busking at the Adelaide Feast Festival while talking to other buskers and festivalgoers
* Training to be a circus performer and artsworker through intensive circus skills classes, observing & assisting in community workshops, and facilitating outreach performance programs with at-risk communities in Brisbane
* Participated in Aperture creative development project leading up to a performance at Island Vibe 2009
* Still heavily involved with Vulcana in other ways including membership on Board of Directors
* Assisted with office and arts administration including inventory, document organisation and editing, scheduling, and contacts management, large-scale art grant applications
* Revised company policy & procedure documents, leading to a draft Employee Handbook with rights, responsibilities, and resources for staff, teachers, and crew
* Researched and conducted risk assessments for off-site major training camp for young participants
* Co-produced and researched a Cultural Diversity Strategy to encourage young people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities into Youth Arts Queensland, including research on state and federal arts policy, analysing organisational practices, and interviews
* Assisted with the development and deployment of arts business training program Navigation, including assessment procedures, trainer contracts, student enrollments, and training sessions
* Researched and compiled resources for arts workers, including available grants and jobs
* Researched and produced scripts for international top 40 music and entertainment station
* Assisted with recording and editing of on-air promotional content
* Developed concepts and production plans for proposed new lifestyle magazine program
* Promoted organization and community production through local media outreach, presentations at schools and universities, and online avenues
* Actively developed tour’s social media presence through Livejournal and Flickr
* Wrote and edited articles about touring experiences for Up with People’s website and potential local media sources
* Young Journalists program organized by Malaysian national English newspaper The Star
* Plenty of opportunities both in journalism and in community service - from writing articles for the monthly Ole Brats pullout, to doing charity work for orphanages, small towns, and anyone else that needs help
* Previous opportunities include a trip to Mabul, Sabah to create reefballs for marine conservation, and interviews with media personality Asha Gill and the leaders of Malaysia, including former Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, for the National Day 2004 special
I made some waves by being a finalist at the Queensland round of the first ever Miss Burlesque Australia - mostly because I was kind of the last person you'd expect at such a competition.
I didn't progress further, but still left an impression with my alternative work.
This was my public solo debut as a burlesque performer and even now people talk about this particular act.
In this piece I explore the clash between my Muslim upbringing and my interest in sexuality by performing a reverse strip that ends in a Muslim prayer outfit. Later versions end in a burqa.
I was one of the youth finalists for this award based on my work with EducateDeviate.
I was awarded this for my work with EducateDeviate and my overall passion for youth empowerment.
HBX | Harvard Business School
Calfornia Institute of Integral Studies
Queensland University of Technology
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I work with creative arts & media, technology, community cultural development, and education to explore ideas around community, identity, liminality, belonging, and social justice. I come from a long line of migrants, never neatly fit any one demographic and subculture, and being Othered or Foreign is now near-first-nature to me - it drive's my life's work.
I'm highly skilled and passionate at building bridges and connections across cultures and demographics, adapting to quickly-changing circumstances, taking initiative, working with new media and technology, researching resources and networks, and producing in multiple creative and media forms. I'm a life-long writer, a strident activist for rights to self-determination and personal choice, and have built a reputation for creating challenging, catalyzing creative & community work that deals with race, gender, sexuality, and nationality. Currently I'm very interested in exploring the intersections of arts, technology, and social justice, particularly through digital media and games, and looking at the ways that they can be used to convey and support experiences of transience and flux.
I am completing Harvard Business School's HBX CORe program in April 2016, and also have an MFA in Creative Inquiry from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where I also was part of the Center for Writing and Scholarship Fellowship (for pedagogy and practical experience in college-level academic tutoring), as well as a Bachelors in Creative Industries (Creative Industries Management, Creative & Professional Writing) from Queensland University of Technology, where I was a recipient of a Student Leadership Award in 2007. I have worked and am working with a wide range of organisations and causes in the US, Australia, Malaysia, and worldwide, including Pipeline Angels, Global Fund for Women, ST LGBTQ Speakers Bureau, SOMArts, Slutwalk, Center for Sex and Culture, 4zzzfm, Vulcana Women's Circus, and many more. I am currently a member of Double Union and the fembot collective.
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