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Amal Awad
Amal Awad

Amal Awad is a Sydney-based journalist and author. In Australia, she is a columnist for SBS Life and has worked as a producer for ABC Radio National. Her latest non-fiction book, Beyond Veiled Clichés, explores the lives of Arab women.

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Why we can’t have a minority hero

21 September, 2017

Comment: There is a distinct reason why there are so few actors from minority backgrounds and it isn't going to change soon, writes Amal Awad.

Is same-sex marriage a big deal for Australia's Arabs?

13 September, 2017

Comment: Australians are debating same-sex marriage, but for many gay Arabs in the West, finding acceptance in their own religious community already presents a major challenge, writes Amal Awad.

Australia's struggle with diversity is about power and fear

06 September, 2017

Comment: Western countries - and especially Australia - struggle to accept true diversity as migrants become successful and threaten the traditional power base, writes Amal Awad.

Arab women are driving their own change

30 August, 2017

Comment: The most significant changes occurring in the Arab world for women are being driven by women, writes Amal Awad.

The savage and dangerous truths women can tell

24 August, 2017

Comment: Arab women should tell their stories in all their joy or brutality, without fear of outside censure, writes Amal Awad.

Palestine, where 'occupation' dangles from the name

14 August, 2017

The long read: Australian journalist and author Amal Awad journeys to her parents' homeland, Palestine, where negotiating heritage and border crossings becomes part of everyday life.

Meeting Rula Quawas

28 July, 2017

Comment: The death of Jordanian professor Rula Quawas is a great loss; she shaped many lives and staunchly defended women's rights. Amal Awad shares her experience of their meeting.

Australia is having an identity crisis

26 July, 2017

Comment: Growing up as an Arab-Muslim in the West, I was expected to forge an 'Australian' identity, even when I wasn't considered Australian, writes Amal Awad.

Amal Awad
Amal Awad

Amal Awad is a Sydney-based journalist and author. In Australia, she is a columnist for SBS Life and has worked as a producer for ABC Radio National. Her latest non-fiction book, Beyond Veiled Clichés, explores the lives of Arab women.

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