Aya or formerly known as Amelia is a spoken word artist, writer, and educator. Since returning to Malaysia after living in Aotearoa for almost a decade, she has been featured on BFM radio, Berani BersamaMY, and performed at Sunway University, Balai Seni Negara, Urbanscapes, & numerous local poetry gigs. In 2017, she published her zine, Blue Yemoja which revolves around female empowerment and the idea of mothers as a plural, paying homage to the women who have raised her. Her works explore the many facets of the female identity, generational trauma, and layers of intimacy. She has conducted various workshops for children, high school students, and adults such as Panelist for UKM's International Women's Day 2022, the Malaysian National Poetry Slam 2021 by MIDP MY PoetrySchool, and creative workshops under MulaZine x BrandNewWaves (2021) and others. Aya is an educator, trainee counsellor, and an advocate for sustainable living particularly fashion.Find them here.
Having commissioned seven local female creatives to mold works of art that revolve around what “Salute Sisterhood”, means to each of them, seven creators have birthed resounding bodies of work that invoke their understanding of the theme whilst interweaving their personal styles of art into the seams of their creations.
The next generation of aspiring designers - conscious and aware of their social and ethical responsibility to the environment are paving a new way forward.
“Art is not what you see but what you make others see” — Edgar Degas Sultan’s work centers around identity and staying true to her Malaysian Muslim roots. Taking control of her narrative, Sultan shares her discoveries and stories through challenging social norms, pushing boundaries, and nostalgic installations. From talks about identity to challenging societal…