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Stories From Home (Online)

Thursday April 9, 2020
18:00 - 19:00
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Due to COVID-19, this event will take place online via Zoom.

Please RSVP using the form below, and we will email you a link to the Zoom meeting. Zoom can be downloaded for free here. If you have any questions about this, please get in touch via: info@centreforstories.com


Stories from Home is an intimate live storytelling event shared online through Zoom. Featuring different storytellers, it invites audiences to listen and learn about a diverse range of people. Told from first person perspectives, you will hear how people make sense of the world, what matters to them, and why stories are as important now as they ever were. You can support the Centre as much as you wish with ‘Choose What You Pay’ tickets. Starting at $5, this is a way to support community artists during this time.


This week’s storyteller is local writer and Backstories alumnus, Saadia Ahmed.

According to Saadia, in Pakistan a student has three options for their future: to become either a doctor, engineer, or disappointment. Saadia was a bright and ambitious student with top grades and little concern for her future. It wasn’t until she entered university that her well-constructed plans came crashing down. She dragged herself through a degree she didn’t love and began working in jobs she felt no passion for. Soon after, she lost confidence in herself, her relationships, and her abilities. Until one day, she picked up a pen and paper. Now living across the globe in Perth, Saadia is empowering others through the pursuit of her own happiness.

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Saadia Ahmed

Saadia Ahmed is a writer, journalist, voiceover artist, and activist from Pakistan who moved to Australia less than two years ago. An architect by qualification, Saadia Ahmed found her solace in writing and drama after graduating from the architecture school. Her work is regularly published in the leading publications in Pakistan with special emphasis on human rights in general and women rights in particular.

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