Soreti Kadir performs “Pain and fear” at the launch of Audacious, Issue Two at Under the Hammer on January 29, 2016.

Her piece “Because I am who I am” features in Issue Two of Audacious.

Being of Oromo heritage but having spent most of her life living in Melbourne, Soreti is committed to cultivating the power of the African diaspora through her work as one of the Co-Founders and the Directing Manager of In Our Own Words; an NGO focused on self-awareness, de-colonial thinking and community empowerment. Soreti’s expression as a spoken word artist and an emerging writer encompasses her passion for critical thinking, the strengthening of the African diaspora and community engagement.

Benjamin Solah