Areej is co-founder and curator of African artist collective and organization, Still Nomads, and a radio producer, presenter and trainer. Areej has spoken at Listen Conference, Arts House Supper Club, Emerging Writers’ Festival and Women of the World festival. She is Executive Producer of The ReReaders and Jacky Winter Gives You The Business podcasts. She is a producer and presenter on Women on the Line and broadcasts regularly on 3CR and PBS. Most of Areej’s work seeks to support women of colour, particularly black women, to be at the forefront of discussions about community, art, race and feminism in Australia.
Bethany is a broadcaster, producer, writer and educator based in Narrm (Melbourne). Beth’s work focuses on developing emerging artists, sparking conversation and producing work that centres community, art, identity and intersectional feminism. She has created audio documentaries for multiple broadcasters and podcasts including ABC Radio National, Triple R and All The Best. She has produced for independent podcasts Audiostage and Her Game. She is a presenter and producer of The Breakfast Spread on PBS 106.7 FM. Passionate about connecting audiences to storytelling, she has presented podcast workshops with The Walkley Foundation, The Arts Centre and Melbourne Writers Festival.
Izzy Roberts-Orr is Artistic Director and Co-CEO of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, and a Melbourne producer, writer, editor and broadcaster. As a facilitator, curator and provocateur, Izzy has worked with Voiceworks, Express Media, the Victorian Indigenous Literary Festival, Writers’ Victoria, SIGNAL, ARTillery, the University of Glasgow and as a co-convenor of ‘Independent Convergence’ at MPavilion. Izzy was Executive Producer of The ReReaders podcast, and co-created Sisteria and Dear/Hello podcasts. She has produced radio for SYN, RRR and FBi radio’s ‘All the Best’.