Adrian Mouhajer is a queer non-binary Lebanese-Australian writer, fighter and editor from Lakemba. They have performed their poetry for Bankstown Poetry Slam, Queerstories, Eulogy for the Dyke Bar and Cement Fondu’s Listen & Linger. Adrian’s articles have been published in SBS Voices and their poetic essay was shortlisted for the 2022 SBS Emerging Writers Competition. In 2021, Adrian won Highly Commended in the 2021 Sydney Opera House Antidote Mentorship for Diverse Emerging Writers. From there, Adrian edited their first anthology, Stories Out West, which centres LGBTIQ+ First Nations writers and writers of colour with a connection to Western Sydney. Adrian is currently working on their debut essay and poetry collection.
Sydney Opera House: “There’s a bomb in my closet”