About the Author

Ibtisam Shahbaz is an emerging writer and poet in Naarm. Her work is influenced by the amalgamation of her childhood in Australia and Pakistani heritage. She has a passion for prose, and has worked with Red Room Poetry on their annual Poetry Month and Poem Forest projects. Her fiction and poetry have been published by outlets including Monash University Publishing, Hawkeye Publishing and as a finalist in the Sydney Hammond Memorial Short Story Competition. She is currently the Poetry Editor at Belonging Magazine.