Hajer

Hajer was born and raised in Australia, growing up in Western Sydney. She writes stories about the complexity of being a second-generation Muslim Arab immigrant. Her writing focuses on female experiences within this identity. Hajer is part of the Finishing School Collective, a mentorship program run by Felicity Castagna based in the Parramatta Artist Studios. She has had her writing published in Conatus News, an installation for Parramatta Lanes Festival and an audio installation for Unspoken Words festival 2018. She is currently working on her first novella.

Studio projects:

  • A novella about a complicated mother-daughter relationship
  • A film about a young Muslim woman balancing her faith and family and her sexuality, which she values equally
  • A potential comedy web series about four elderly men living in the same apartment block who find themselves in a strong and shenanigan-filled friendship despite their language barriers.