Award-winning social advocate Yassmin Abdel-Magied explores everything from big tech to unconscious bias. Her searching new essay collection Talking About a Revolution shares the challenges and grief around her activism and leaving Australia. Speaking live via video in her first Australian event ahead of its release, she shares insights into how notions of justice and transformative change are evolving, as well as the adversity faced by a younger generation of activists urged to work towards empowerment rather than power. Yassmin is in conversation with Bri Lee (Who Gets to be Smart).


This event is open captioned.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied (International)

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese-Australian writer, broadcaster and award-winning social advocate with a background in mechanical engineering. One of the 2020 LinkedIn Changemakers, Yassmin is a globally sought-after advisor on issues of social justice, focused on race, gender and faith. She has travelled to 24 countries delivering keynotes on inclusive leadership, tackling unconscious bias and achieving substantive change. Yassmin's internationally acclaimed TED talk, 'What does my headscarf mean to you', has been viewed over two million times and was chosen as one of TED's top ten ideas of 2015. Her social and current affairs commentary has appeared in TIME, The Guardian and Teen Vogue as well as a regular on the BBC, Aljazeera, TRT and Monocle 24. Yassmin has published a memoir and two fiction novels and has a number of screenwriting projects in development. Her latest book is Talking About a Revolution.

Bri Lee (Australian)

Bri Lee

Bri Lee is an award-winning author, activist and academic. Her books include Who Gets to be Smart, Beauty, and Eggshell Skull. She is the columnist for T Magazine Australia and writes for The Monthly, Griffith Review, and elsewhere.