Haleema is a spoken-word poet and rapper. Her journey to this art form began almost by mistake – just as a joke – but it grew into something much more. Haleema initially started off writing comedic-style parody raps and now writes on a wide range of topics. Spoken-word combines her love of performance with her love of language. Haleema was selected to perform at the National Young Writers’ Festival in 2014 and 2015, and will also be appearing as an artist in 2017. She has performed at various poetry slams, talent shows and community events.

The Day is Here: Poetry + Spoken Word Sat 26 Aug 4-5pm Judith Wright Screening Room, free