My journalism and writing address subjects relating to the Middle East, international politics, migration, gender and social and environment justice—often, the many intersections of these themes. I am the author of ‘Where The Water Ends’ a narrative journalism book that documents experiences of conflict, crisis and borders at the European frontier in Greece.
writing & Reporting
Australia Has Engineered New Levels of Border Cruelty — and Exported Them to Europe
Australia’s notoriously cruel border regime once made it a human rights pariah among rich nations. Now, its policies of “pushbacks” and long-term detainment have been adopted in Europe.Read full article
Reproductive rights on the move: refugee women in Greece struggle to access contraception
Half of female asylum-seekers in Europe are aged 18-34. With little control over their environments, how can they retain control over their bodies?Read full article
What could a multi-million euro arts festival offer struggling communities in Greece?
The world-class €37 million Documenta arts festival comes to Athens – and brings challenging questions about art’s relevance amid economic and humanitarian crises.Read full article
Skin deep: reproducing aboriginal women in colonial Australia
Zoe Holman speaks to author Liz Conor about her new book 'Skin Deep: Settler Impressions of Aboriginal Women' and the role these colonial images played, and continue to play, in Australia.Read full article
The Human Rights You Lose When You Don't Speak English
Does Australia have enough systems in place to ensure social equity for everyone?Read full article
Forced migration globally doubled in the decade leading up to 2019. At the same time, more than 20,000 people died or disappeared while attempting to gain entry to Europe since 2012, the year the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Where the Water Ends traces the story of this frontier from the perspective of migrants from the Middle East and locals in Greece—a country now marginalised within the EU and precariously hosting some 90,000 refugees. This is human history in the best sense. In this account, we see the intricate and complex daily, monthly and yearly challenges of those seeking, within or outside of 'the system', a future for themselves and their loved ones.
Where the Water Ends urges us to reflect on the lessons of the past, the isolationist spirit of the present, and the promises and failures of the international institutions and conventions we continue to rely on in our hope for a better