‘I was born in Tanzania but Newtown was where I landed with my family when I was 8. It was our first encounter of Sydney and shaped our idea of Australia being this multicultural society and had a very positive impact. Newtown is a bubble but it shows that we have capacity to be that way as a whole. I feel like it reflects our best side and what we could be on a wider scale.

‘I came from a country where you just see one face so to speak which was my brownness.  That didn’t really mean anything until I came here.  When I came here I was different but there were just so many other differences that it was cool to be different. Newtown is a melting pot of cultures and demographics where we celebrate uniqueness and just being who you are.

‘I really believe in following my intuition and to follow what lights up my heart in whatever I do.

‘Follow your joy – go where you glow; go where you grow.’

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