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, Splendour in the Grass, Queensland Poetry festival, Women of the world festival and toured the country sharing stories of love and courage. Anisa is also the co-founder of the arts collective Voices of Colour which creates spaces for migrant, refugee and first nations artists to share their work.
Spoken Word workshops in schools
Workshops at conferences and festivals
Presentations at professional development events
Anisa was a hit with students and staff. Her fun informal style was engaging and it was great to see our students participating in word games. A number of my budding writers followed her to her car seeking advice. One of my more reticent young lady’s was particularly keen to seek her counsel. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to friends and colleagues.
Emmaus College - October 2021
Anisa had our Year 6 students absolutely enthralled with her poetry. They had never heard someone tell their story in this way, - so relevant to our diverse community. She was an absolute pleasure to work with.
Islamic College of Brisbane - September 2021
Absolutely amazing. Most inspiring and moving speaker I have ever seen.
The Healing Foundation - July 2021
Anisa was fantastic - flexible to meet our needs and adapting to last minute changes due to exam week. Her poetry performances were riveting and definitely struck a chord, especially with our Year 8s who have asked us to purchase her book. We would definitely invite Anisa back again.
Aquinas College - October, 2020
Anisa engaged well with the students and they are still raving about her performance.
St Benedict's College - August 2020