Tasneem’s Blog

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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|

Pressing Change

Meeting the executive team of the Australian Press Council. We discussed the perils of bias experienced via Islamaphobic reportage and the impact in particular to the wellbeing of young Australian Muslims. Am grateful for the candid conversations and look forwarded to exchanging knowledge and expertise towards making change happen. The complaints and adjudication departments of the APC are largely unknown to minority communities and therefore, under utilised. My hope is that with diverse media outlets [...]

May 18th, 2017|

Integrating Disruption One Panel at a Time #HRAFF

Moderating these fine looking disrupters and agitators for a panel discussing "Building Communities: Immigration& Integration" for the Human Rights & Arts Film Festival at ACMI, Federation Square today.  Panellists included Bobuq Sayed, Marion Le, Thanh Hang Pham & Santilla Chingaipe. In under an hour we covered the definition of 'home', negotiating belonging, flawed settlement services for refugees, failed leadership to govern with moral responsibility, media culpability in demonising minorities, structural racism, Indigenous people's dispossession and [...]

May 13th, 2017|

Eyes on the Blake Prize 

The Curators Club.. Standing with Lyndel Winschel (Kinross) and Adam Porter (Casula Powerhouse) following this mornings Symposium on 'The Divine Image' for the 64th Blake Prize Touring exhibition, at the Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre.  The preliminary panel discussion examined 'affectation' in art, how interpretations are not absolute & how art is provocative, evocative, political and spiritual depending on what side of the cultural divide you exist. Robust conversation and insightful observations ensued about many [...]

May 12th, 2017|

High Tea with Long Vision

Guest speaking on 'Leadership and the Non-option of Political Awareness' at the Sareera High Tea. Thank you for a warm invitation and beautiful evening, raising funds for orphans & education.  Plus it's always a bonus when you colour match the platform palette 🙌🏾⭐️ #makingchangehappen #endxenophobia #endislamphobia

May 7th, 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|

Turning a New Leaf

Congratulations on the opening of  New Leaf Medical Clinic in Campbellfield  Dr Umber Rind !! A beautiful aesthetic to compliment the  heart and unwavering professionalism of Dr Rind to deliver optimum health services in this region.  For those in Melbourne's northern region  seeking quality care in all aspects of women's and children's health in particular, visit NLMC - You won't be disappointed. 

May 7th, 2017|

Authentic Engagement that matters 

A memorable Welcome to Country from Jirrawong Country man, Jida Gulpilil to launch theAmbulance Victoria    "Consumer & Community Engagement Plan", in Bendigo. Jida is an undergrad paramedic (double degree in Health Science and Paramedical Science) via the AV pathways intake at Bendigo's La Trobe campus. Whilst studying, Jida is also fulfilling a role through AV of a Community Officer, reaching out to and mentoring  Indigenous youth locally. This accomplished and extraordinary man represents the [...]

May 1st, 2017|