Heera Bai: Co-founder and co-director.
Harriet is a musician and creative writer. Her number one rule is never to leave the house without an instrument, believing in the impromptu moments of collaboration which music can ignite. Harriet has worked extensively in India, the Middle East and Europe using music as a way to create spaces of celebration with marginalised groups and collect stories. She Studied Hindi and History at The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and through her journalism she aims to explore the personal stories which often remain unheard, unknown and unremembered.
Hannah Kirmes-Daly: Co-founder and co-director.
Hannah is a reportage illustrator, working with art to document individual stories and collective narratives.She specialises in using the arts to create spaces for conversations and facilitates people expressing their own stories through illustrations, murals and comic strips. Having studied International Development and South Asian Studies, at SOAS, she focuses on issues concerning migration, gender, development and refugees. http://hkdillustration.Wordpress.com
David Suber: Creative correspondent for the Middle East and North Africa
David is a writer, illustrator and budding Oud player. His research over the last few years has focused on the socio-political situation in the Middle East and North Africa. David’s interest in migration stems from his time at SOAS where, as a student first, and as co-President of the Student’s Union later, he joined activists groups working in Calais’s refugee camp. Born and raised in Rome, he has specialised his studies in England (SOAS), Germany (Tübingen University) and Egypt (AUC), and has currently spent time in Tunisia working on research looking at migration to Sicily.
Roshan De Stone: Creative correspondent for Middle East and North Africa
Roshan works as a journalist and illustrator with Brush & Bow. For the last 5 years, Roshan has worked with asylum seekers and refugees; both in a legal capacity in detention centres and providing support with asylum claims, and through the arts, creating spaces of cultural celebration with DJ nights and art. Her studies have focused on North Africa and the Middle East at SOAS. She currently lives in Lebanon.
FEMALE ROLE MODEL TEAM
Isabel Couchoud Bataller: Illustrator and Writer
Anne Merlin: Illustrator and writer