Our Community Ambassadors

Our Community Ambassadors help us bring our work to life - from creating content and illustrations to researching organisations and resources, they help us deliver the work we do. 

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Deanna Bains
Deanna Bains

Deanna Bains is a designer and illustrator with a passion for all things curious and playful. She approaches her work as a communication tool, aiming to tell unique stories and amplify voices along the way. In her spare time she can be found with a camera or ice-cream in hand (sometimes even both).

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Khadija Said

Khadija has worked in community campaigning for as long as she can remember. Through meeting community leaders across the country, Khadija has affirmed her belief that when communities are empowered, real change is inevitable.

After completing her degree in Digital Culture, Khadija is particularly interested in how to utilise digital tools and technologies to assist and empower communities, particularly in a COVID-affected media landscape. When she isn't working on a digital campaign, she'll be illustrating for them!

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Ammaarah Zayna
Ammaarah Zayna

Ammaarah Zayna is a freelance writer and activist who works in the domestic violence sector.

She is a racial and gender justice educator who is passionate about intersectional feminism.

Read some of here work here. 

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Samantha Xia-Quan Symonds

Samantha Xia-Quan Symonds (she/her) is a location-independent writer, editor, educator and marketer. British Singaporean-Chinese she writes on taste to trauma; her prize-winning short stories, poetry & non-fiction features or is forthcoming in Financial Times, Alpinist Magazine, Well + Good, The Australian Multilingual Writing Project & Sentinel.

She is a Poetry Reader for Non.Plus Lit and a qualified Scuba Instructor, Yoga Teacher and avid rock-climber with mentorship and speaking experience for organisations including The Linnean Society, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Women’s Bouldering Festival.