Born in Sydney, Randa Abdel-Fattah is a Muslim of Palestinian and Egyptian heritage. She studied Arts/Law at Melbourne University during which time she was the Media Liaison Officer at the Islamic Council of Victoria, a role which afforded her the opportunity to write for newspapers and engage with media institutions about their representation of Muslims and Islam. Randa has used her writing as a medium for expressing her views about the occupation of Palestine, Australian Muslims, racism, Islamophobia and multiculturalism, and the misunderstood status of women in Islam. She has been published in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Religion and Ethics Online, New Matilda and Al Jazeera English. Randa is the author of many books – from picture books to young adult novels – and is also a regular guest at schools around Australia and overseas, addressing students about her books and the social justice issues they raise. Randa worked as a litigation lawyer for almost 10 years but is now a doctoral candidate at Macquarie University exploring everyday multiculturalism, Islamophobia and racism in Australia. She lives in Sydney with her husband and their three children.