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January 30, 2022

From intimate storytelling to epic ballads from the streets of Kabul, Tehran, Quetta, and Western Sydney, three Afghan-Australians, Bibi Goul Mossavi, Jawad Yaqoubi and Mahdi Mohammadi will guide you on the path to love. Bibi is a passionate advocate of women’s rights and equality and CALD representation in the performing arts space. She is a performer, artist and currently works as a Programming Coordinator with the Sydney Opera House.

Jawad has been living in Australia since 2014, after living in Iran for many years as an Afghan refugee. He has performed in festivals and on stages across Australia including The Sydney Opera House, Carriageworks, Griffin Theatre, the MCA and PYT Fairfield.

Mahdi is a feminist theatre maker who came to Australia by boat in 2013, after his theatre group had to flee Afghanistan due to their work supporting women’s rights. In Australia he has performed in the Sydney Festival, The Sydney Opera House, Griffin Theatre, PYT Fairfield among others. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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