Karen Escobar moved to Australia from Columbia when she was nine. She is in her final year of her Law/Arts (Journalism) Degree at Notre Dame University and is the events coordinator for PEN Perth.
Nisha D’cruz is a poet and storyteller. In 2018, Nisha participated in the Centre for Stories’ Saga Sisterhood project and performed at the Centre for Stories and at the Mapping Melbourne Festival.
"I had all these poems about racial and cultural identity, diaspora and the struggle to belong. The sort of thing I’ve been writing about for a couple of years now. But I’d felt this urge for a while to move beyond that, or to expand on those themes in a different way."