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From Africa to Australia- Capturing Stories 

Was thrilled to be a guest on @ozafricantv for Series 2, episod: Interview with Tasneem Chopra In conversation with the brilliant Dorcas Utkovic, I spoke of my personal background, and how being notably different in appearance as a child growing up in regions Australia, prompted me to question those who required my difference to be 'managed'.  It was an honour to participate in this episode - you can catch OzAfrican TV on Foxtel or via [...]

July 17th, 2017|

11 Portraits & True Love Stories for ‘Ali’s Wedding’ film launch

Pretty chuffed to be involved in this series of that speaks of the  breadth of what love means and how it manifests in ways that are vital to our well being - these are stories that can be told a million different ways.  The #AlisWedding team, director Fadia Abboud and photographer @hodaafshar, are proud to launch their special project, ‘11 True Love Stories’. Drawn from interviews with eleven Muslim-Australians, these powerful and personal stories of [...]

July 17th, 2017|

Drumming on the G20, diversity and Islamophobia 

Tonight on #TheDrum, with host John Baron, we discussed the G20, cultural & diversity targets in workplaces and the findings of the 'Islamophobia in Australia Report' launched today.  My co-panellists included Marius Benson (ABC radio), Lisa Annese (DiversityCouncil) & Greg Sheridan (The Australian). Some damning statistics from get reputation confirmed what many of us know, available now in documented proof that Islamophobia is real, all pervasive and rising. See full episode: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1597772053630128&id=163164813757533

July 10th, 2017|

Team Australia to the Test

Team Australia was the concept explored in this ABC Compass episode. What does it mean to be Australian? What are Australian values? Five passionate individuals from a variety of backgrounds agree to a “lock in” at an iconic venue with a mission to come up with their own list of questions. Viewers are invited to participate online. How many will pass the test? At the coninclusion of our discussion, each participant tabled two of their [...]

July 8th, 2017|

Debating our Moral Citizenship Compass

Fascinating day shooting a documentary for ABC's Compass program  on what defines citizenship and how do you measure belonging, in "Team Australia", scheduled to air in July.  A diverse panel and strong opinions informed views, resulting in a revamp of a citizenship test based on 'citizen contributions'. Thanks Neer, Pete, Kumi, Dee, Paul,Jacinta and all the amazing Compass crew for this opportunity.  #makesocialchange #makechangehappen #makeanoise #makeitloud #endxenophobia

June 5th, 2017|

#roots #reasons #relationships #ACTION

Took part today in a fun interview and photo shoot relating to the upcoming film, 'Ali's Wedding' by Matchbox Puctures.   This and other fun stills will form part of an upcoming exhibition/promo for this romcom Australian made movie about love, faith & family - out soon in Australia.   Look forward to seeing both my own  and other stories about love, links and lessons captured in this photo exhibition to accompany the impending film [...]

May 21st, 2017|

Have Mic. Will Hustle. 

Interview today with 'Her Words' - producers of conversations with women re their views and experiences of online activism, career highs and lows.  Thanks for the opportunity to share candid views of who polices free speech, and the value of increasing diverse representation across all levels of decision making in this country. 

May 20th, 2017|

News Wrap With Raf

Ending this roller coaster week with radio panelling á la News Therapy on ABC Melbourne with Damon Johnston(Herald Sun) and host, Raf Epstein. From crises with Fire fighters to Trumps latest scandal, then Cardinal Pells next move, to the ongoing Manus Island abuses of detainees - there was a swathe of therapy to be had. Managed some culture sharing too, via #AmericanOdysey and #ChrisCornell to round off a solid round up.  And how DOPE is Raf:)) [...]

May 19th, 2017|

Drumpf: Talking Trump on The Drum

That's a wrap 👍🏾Drummers: Talking Trump investigations , separating Church & State and NT Police 'Say No to Drugs' video targeting young people: hit or miss.#thedrum #abc #tasneemchopra #crossculturalconsultant #hustlehard

May 18th, 2017|

Repping Africa in Oz, One Episode at a Time..

Thrilled to be onset with Dorcas Uktovic, conversation host, to film a segment for Oz African TV .  Thank you for this opportunity to be part of your incredible enterprise - a television series celebrating the accomplishments of African Australians in varied capacities.  I spoke about cultural appropriation versus appreciation and how this program countered racism by affording platforms  for authentic voices;  poetic justice 🙌🏾❤️  I look forward to seeing the final cut go to [...]

May 7th, 2017|