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South West Asian and North African diasporic thinkers, writers, movers and creators on what shapes their identity, influences, and ideas. SWANA speaks is a collation of conversations on life, work and identity, plus topical personal and guest essays.


Parisa is a British-Iranian journalist and anthropologist. She has written for the likes of BBC Future, Byline Times, Insider, Euronews, Refinery29, Glamour, Dazed, Women’s Health and Reader’s Digest, and has worked as a radio broadcaster.