You see, my name ‘Farah’ often stands out for the wrong reasons, instantly recognisable for its ‘otherness’. As an Australian with Lebanese Druze heritage, I know there are many unconscious biases at play that may stand in the way of my success.
I’m not a ‘George’ who, as a white male, can expect eight times more responses to a manuscript than a ‘Catherine’. But I’m not a ‘Catherine’ either….
On the challenges of publishing under an ethnic name > read more here
Part of SBS’s #FU2Racism