Azja and Timmah on the stage

Timmah Ball is an emerging writer, urban researcher and cultural producer of Ballardong Noongar descent. She has written for Meanjin, Westerly, Right Now and Etchings Indigenous. She is currently using zine-making to critique mainstream publishing conventions, and will produce Wild Tongue zine as part od Next Wave Festival in 2018.

Azja Kulpińska is an immigrant from Poland currently based on the lands of the Kulin Nations. She is a Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner, zine-maker and producer, youth mental health worker and writer. She has facilitated dialogical theatre and zine-making projects in Australia, Solomon Islands and Poland that explored challenging narratives around identity, migration, displacement, systems of oppression and other topics relevant to the communities she works with.

Azja and Timmah have been working collaboratively since 2015 on producing zines (including Wild Tongue, which was originally launched at the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016), and events. One of their most significant achievements to date has been remaining good friends despite alienating forces of neoliberalism and the constant pressure of navigating the intersection of arts and activism while trying to maintain their integrity. Azja and Timmah have day jobs.