White Tears Brown Scars
Ruby Hamad is a Lebanese-Syrian journalist and author who was raised in Australia. Join her in conversation with Catherine Noske as they examine race, femininity and fragility.
Ruby Hamad is a Lebanese-Syrian journalist and author who was raised in Australia. A former columnist at Fairfax, where she spearheaded the national conversation on intersectionality in feminism, Islamophobia and racial representation in popular culture, her work has appeared in international mastheads The Guardian, Prospect Magazine, and The New Arab, as well as local outlets Crikey and The Saturday Paper. Some of her articles have been reproduced in US high school textbooks. It was her article for The Guardian, ‘How White Women Use Strategic Tears to Silence Women of Colour’ (May 2018) that inspired the writing of her book White Tears/Brown Scars.
Hamad has a Bachelor of Economics/Social Sciences (University of Sydney), a Bachelor of Film and Television (Victorian College of the Arts), a Master of Media Practice (University of Sydney), and is currently a PhD candidate in media and postcolonial studies at the University of New South Wales. She was a contributor to Defiant Daughters (2013), and a contributor to Arab-Australian-Other (anthology), Picador 2019. White Tears/Brown Scars.
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Sun 23 Feb 5pm