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Marryum Kahloon

Pakistani, South African, Australian with a 'difficult' name. Recent law graduate, aspiring activist, enjoys freelance writing

Marryum Kahloon is a Pakistani, South African, Australian with a 'difficult' name. She is a recent law graduate, an aspiring activist and enjoys freelance writing. Find her tweets @marryumk
Peter Dutton's Refugee Comments Reminded Me Of A Racist Bumper

Peter Dutton's Refugee Comments Reminded Me Of A Racist Bumper Sticker

I feel like Australia is my home and my country. But comments like those made by Peter Dutton and George Christensen shake that belief profoundly. They expose the underbelly of Australian politics and the biases that are actually at play when Parliament is making policy.
19/05/2016 12:43 PM AEST
A Victory For Those With Unpronounceable

A Victory For Those With Unpronounceable Names

This year Australian audiences sent a clear message that they were willing to embrace Waleed Aly despite his 'strange' name. He did not need to simplify his name to 'Wally' or 'Wazza' to be included in the mainstream of Australian media.
09/05/2016 12:28 PM AEST