260 Roj Amedi – Hugs and Kisses

Roj tells a story about going out, and about the sacred wonder of a queer bar. Roj Amedi is a writer, strategist and human rights campaigner. She is currently the Engagement and Communications Manager at Justice Connect, where she leads a team on advocacy, communications and fundraising. She also serves as a Director of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival and Overland Journal. Previously, Roj was the Senior Human Rights and Racial Justice Campaigner at Getup, where she expanded the work of Colour Code - a national movement of First Nations and migrant communities for racial justice. Roj contributes regularly to online and print publications including ABC, SBS, Sydney Morning Herald and The Saturday Paper, and broadcast stations such as ABC, SBS and PBS.


Queerstories an award-winning LGBTQI+ storytelling project directed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For more information, visit www.queerstories.com.au and followQueerstories on Facebook.


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