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Late Night Library: Frida Deguise and Mohammed Daguize

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Customs House Library

31 Alfred Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Every parent wants the best for their child, often placing high expectations on their future plans. It’s not uncommon for parents to discourage their kids from exploring their artistic side, instead encouraging them to pick “safer” career options like medicine, law or business. Creative practices are often seen as “just a hobby”.


These attitudes can be more prevalent in families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, with many parents concerned about steady employment.
While the challenges of working in the creative industries are well known, many artists have excelled.

In this engaging series, we meet 3 of these artists and explore their journeys. Sitting down with their parents for a chat, they’ll be sharing their ups and downs, and the role that their
family and culture has played.

How were their aspirations received and did they need to convince their parents to support their choice? How did they overcome any discouragement? Do they have any words of advice for aspiring artists or parents from diverse backgrounds?


In this last event of a 3-part series presented with Carnival of the Bold, join an intimate and entertaining conversation between comedian Frida Deguise and her father Mohammed Daguize, recounting her journey in a pursuit of creative career.

Frida Deguise

Dubbed Australia's only female, Islamic comic wearing a hijab, Frida is a mother of 4, Lebanese and Muslim and totally a Wog Bogan, aka "Wogan". She wears a Metallica shirt and makes fun of hiding explosives in her hijab – just your average Muslim girl next door. She has been described as a comedian who is “fighting the most serious topics in the world with laughter.”


This event will be AUSLAN interpreted.

Other events in the series:

Benjamin Law and his mum

Moreblessing Maturure and her mum

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