author, educator and speaker
Anisa is a nationally recognised spoken word poet, play writer, educator and published author. She is the 2016 Queensland Poetry slam champion and runner up for the Australian poetry slam championships. In 2017 she published her first book Melanin Garden and won the XYZ Innovation in Spoken Word Prize. She has performed at the Sydney Opera house, Spleandour in the Grass, Queensland Poetry festival, Women of the world festival and toured the country sharing stories of courage. Anisa is also the co-founder of the arts collective Voices of Colour which creates a space for migrant, refugee and first nations artists to share their work.
Not only is Anisa a nationally respected poet; she has expanded her talents into education, event organising and theater, . In 2018 she wrote, directed and starred in the play "The Grass is dead on the Other side" at the Brisbane Powerhouse. In 2019 she wrote and acted in the Spoken Word theater show "How to spell love" that was showcased at the Judith Wright Centre. She has facilitated poetry workshops in schools, universities such as Brisbane Boys Grammar State high school and Queensland University of Technology.