Ayan Shirwa joined the show to talk about their experiences of social anxiety and depression. Ayan also shared their experience of juggling often competing cultural expectations, spoke of the health cost of racism and made an important contribution to the current Newstart debate.
Ayan is a Somali Australian presenter and producer for Accent of Women and Tueasday Breakfast at 3CR Community Radio.
You can find Ayan on twitter at: @waa_ayaan
Listen to Accent of Women here: https://www.3cr.org.au/accentofwomen
VALE – Maryse Leonard
We are saddened at the the passing of 3CR programmer and volunteer Maryse Leonard.
Maryse volunteered on Thursday reception for a long stretch, and was a programmer on the Chronically Chilled program. She battled a serious heart condition and passed away on Saturday 3rd August aged just 40.
Maryse was also a proud unionist; she was a union rep for the National Union of Workers when she worked at Good Shepherd and more recently a Finance Sector Union rep at the Link Super Call Centre.
Maryse loved being a member of the 3CR Community, whether it was helping out on a stall, coming along to fundraising events or staffing the phones during radiothon.
She has a radiant smile and relished in the conversations and politics at 3CR. She will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with her family, friends and fellow station volunteers.
Rest in Peace Maryse