Amani Haydar is an award-winning writer, visual artist, lawyer and advocate for women’s health and safety based in Western Sydney. Amani’s debut memoir The Mother Wound was recently awarded the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction. She is also the recipient of the 2021 UTS Faculty of Law Alumni Award and the 2021 FBi Radio Sydney Music, Art and Culture Award. Amani is a multidisciplinary creative practitioner and former Archibald Prize finalist. She has had writing and illustrations featured in collections such as Racism, Arab Australian Other, Sweatshop Women Volume Two, and the upcoming anthology After Australia.