Sara El Sayed is a writer based in Meanjin (Brisbane). She teaches at the Queensland University of Technology, where she is completing a Master of Fine Arts. Her debut memoir, Muddy People, will be published via Black Inc. in August 2021. Her work is anthologised in Growing Up African in Australia (Black Inc.) and Arab-Australian-Other (Pan Macmillan). She is a current Queensland Writers Fellow. She was shortlisted for the 2020 Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award, and the 2019 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers.