Ee’da Brahim

Ee’da is half Indian and half Malay and is the Founder of ‘Sisters for Sisters’ – a Melbourne- based collective that harnesses the power of art and creativity to support worthy causes around the world to facilitate social change. She is also a dancer, a poet, a curator, a singer/songwriter and an arts educator.

She has performed her poetry at the Arts Centre, United Nations Conference in 2010, Federation Square and had been featured at the legendary Bowery Poetry Club NYC , The Silveroom in Chicago and Bali International Readers and Writers’ Festival. Ee’da runs a successful poetry night called ‘We Run with Wolves’ and delivers poetry workshops for organisations such as Uniting Church, Centre for Ethnicity and Health and Maribyrnong Youth Services, dealing largely with issues of race, culture and identity and exploring cultural narratives of communities and individuals.

Ee’da was awarded by Government House in Victoria, an Excellence award for Service delivery for Multicultural Victoria for her work in community-building through the arts and was the recipient of UNESCO City of Literature grant in 2015, undertaking poetry-making training and mentorship in New York- using poetry as entry point into difficult dialogue around race and effective communication across lines of difference.

Most recently, she featured on ABC premier series called ‘The Word: Rise of The Slam poets – a documentary series profiling six of the countries most Dynamic Slam Poets.’

She may wear many hats, but Ee’da us driven by a singular passion – to live a purposeful life, living for the love of music, community, the arts and the simple power of expression.