Lina Ali is a Muslim Indian-Australian emerging writer from Parramatta, NSW who has a love for all things written and media. Currently she is  studying a double degree, majoring in English Literature and Politics, alongside completing a Bachelor of Islamic Studies part-time. In March, 2022 Lina was awarded as a Highly Commended recipient of the All About Women of Colour Mentorship Program. As a part of this program, she received editorial guidance and mentorship from Randa Abdel-Fattah and Sweatshop’s Winnie Dunn. Lina’s short story ‘Shaking Hands Suffocate‘ was published on the Sydney Opera House Website.

Lina also received an internship to work as an SBS Diversity and Inclusion Research Assistant and as a Voices writer through the 2022 Createability Internship program, which is a partnership between Create NSW and Accessible Arts and a range of NSW-based arts, screen and cultural organisations, to develop strong career pathways for people with disability.

You can find Lina’s by-lines across a range of reputable platforms such as the ABC, SBS Voices and Meanjin Quarterly. Most recently she published ‘As a neurodiverse woman, small talk and networking are a nightmare‘ with SBS Voices.