Zhané Bradley


is a visual artist based in Columbia, South Carolina. Her work is inspired by her curiosity about the world and the stories of its people. Through various mediums like oil painting and film photography, she enjoys a hands-on approach to exploring and learning more about how people from different communities express themselves creatively.


Yassmin Abdel-Magied


is a Sudanese-Australian writer, broadcaster, and award-winning social advocate with a background in mechanical engineering. Yassmin has published three books with Penguin Random House, a best-selling memoir, Yassmin's Story, at age 24, and two novels for younger readers, You Must Be Layla, and Listen Layla, in 2019 and 2021 respectively. Both books have been optioned for screen by Goalpost Productions, with Yassmin as lead writer. Yassmin’s upcoming essay collection, Talking About a Revolution, is scheduled for release in June 2022. In 2020, Yassmin co-write the sold-out immersive theatre production at Kensington Palace, United Queendom, selected for the London Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab and was awarded the prestigious Australia Council Keesing Studio Residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Beyond her fiction work, Yassmin’s social commentary has appeared in TIME magazine, The Guardian, The New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, Teen Vogue, The Independent, Huffpost, London’s Evening Standard, and more, with her work on the Sudanese Revolutions of particular note. Her critically acclaimed essays have also been published widely, including in the best-selling It’s Not About The Burqa and The New Daughters of Africa. One of the 2020 LinkedIn Changemakers, Yassmin is a globally sought-after advisor on issues of social justice, focused on the intersections of race, gender, and faith. Yassmin founded Youth Without Borders at the age of 16, then started Mumtaza a decade later, focusing on women of color. She has traveled to over 24 countries across five continents, speaking to governments, civil society, and corporates on anti-racism and achieving substantive change. Yassmin’s internationally acclaimed TED talk, What does my headscarf mean to you, has been viewed over two million times and was chosen as one of TED’s top ten ideas of 2015. She has been awarded numerous awards for her advocacy, including the 2018 Young Voltaire Award for Free Speech.