aalia27

Australia

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aalia27 (Australia) published:

Writing Beyond: the Terrorist & the Bollywood Dancer

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2021

I am an Indian Muslim. I make it an exercise to see how the news decides to represent me with each political season that passes. Generally, I am either a terrorist or a woman repressed – in Hollywood I am the exotic Bollywood dancer, and in the world of Australian literature I simply do not exist. Must I rely on others to write me into existence?
 
In an increasingly racially diverse Australia, it is imperative that Australian literature broadens...

2 months ago

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aalia27 (Australia) published:

Writing Beyond: the Terrorist & the Bollywood Dancer

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2021

I am an Indian Muslim. I make it an exercise to see how the news decides to represent me with each political season that passes. Generally, I am either a terrorist or a woman repressed – in Hollywood I am the exotic Bollywood dancer, and in the world of Australian literature I simply do not exist. Must I rely on others to write me into existence?
 
In an increasingly racially diverse Australia, it is imperative that Australian literature broadens...

2 months ago