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Amal Awad is a journalist and author, regularly contributing to SBS Life and ABC Radio National. She has written for ELLE, Frankie, Daily Life and Junkee, focusing on diversity and culture. Amal is the author of four books and contributed to the anthology Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia. Her latest book, Beyond Veiled Clichés: The Real Lives of Arab Women, is a non-fiction exploration of being an Arab woman in Australia and in the Middle East.