Mohammad Awad is a Queer/Arab/Muslim and Writer/Director/Poet/Playwright/Musician who’s running out of ways to express himself. He has written and directed short films such as The Flower, The Messenger and Beauty Marks. Raised in Western Sydney, Mohammad has been honoured as Australia's National Youth Poetry Champion. Published in an anthology series ARAB, AUSTRALIAN, OTHER as well as the University of Sydney Student Anthology 'Diversity’, he is also one of the proud editors of the anthology collection ADMISSIONS. He has featured in every iconic West Ball, as well as in the Sydney Writers Festival, Sydney Mardi Gras, Sydney Living Museums - After Dark, The ICC, Sydney Festival, Weave Youths’ Mad Pride Concert, Word in Hand, Red Room Poetry, The Vanguard and Giant Dwarf Theatre.