Muslim-Australian writer Fariha Róisín will probably inspire you to be a better person. Now living in New York, Róisín spends her time writing — she’s currently working on her first poetry book — and standing up for the causes she believes in: race, islamophobia and transgender rights to name a few. Róisín describes her work as “thoughtful” but says she’d rather not be defined by what she “does”, preferring instead to declare that she’s alive and living. Ditto! Her life motto? “Fight the power!” Also ditto.
Róisín co-hosts the excellent podcast Two Brown Girls and writes for places like Teen Vogue and Broadly. Inspired yet? We hung out with her in New York recently to take some photos and talk about surviving in the creative industry and Trump’s America. Get some important advice below.