Sara Saleh

Human rights advocate, activist and artist

Sara Saleh is an Arab-Australian human rights advocate, activist and artist. She has spent the last decade working with international organisations in Australia and the Middle East. A longtime campaigner for refugee rights and racial justice, Sara’s work has taken her from the refugee camps of Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and the Syrian border, to the streets of Western Sydney.

A poet and writer, Sara’s poems have been published in English and Arabic in SBS Life, Australian Poetry Journal, Bankstown Poetry Collections and global anthologies A Blade of Grass and Making Mirrors. Sara has performed nationally and internationally. A proud Bankstown Poetry Slam ‘Slambassador’, Sara is co-editor of the recently released anthology, Arab-Australian-Other (Picador 2019), and is currently developing her debut novel.