Storycasters Podcast Producer Sharon Masige interviews Journalist and author Sarah Ayoub who believes in writing stories that encourage readers to feel a sense of empathy and understanding.
As an Australian-born Lebanese woman who grew up in South West Sydney, Sarah experienced a feeling of ‘otherness’ when people made assumptions about her based on something they may have seen in the media.
Sarah has published young adult novels including Hate is Such a Strong Word and The Yearbook Committee. And when she writes, she thinks about whose minds she can change.
Storycasters podcaster Sharon Masige (MA-See-Geh) spoke to Sarah at the 2019 Boundless Festival in Bankstown.
Sarah explained why she was interested in writing young adult fiction.