It feels crucial now to reach out and remind us that we are all we need. Our salvation lies within us: within our systems, our cultures, our indigenous ways of life. We are told that we must exist within systems created to destroy us; that we need these systems to survive. This is a lie. Now, how will you act upon what you know?
Juliana Yazbeck is an award-winning actor, writer & musical artist. As an actor, she is best known for her roles as Niqabi Ninja in Sara Sharaawi’s play Niqabi Ninja, Roza Salih in Glasgow Girls (National Theatre of Scotland) and Yara in the Emmy-winning series Shankaboot (BBC World Service).
Juliana’s debut record SUNGOD was awarded PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music Award. Juliana recently played a sold-out show at London’s Electric Ballroom (2020). In 2019, Juliana played London’s ULU alongside Sudanese icon AlSarah, headlined the National Theatre River Stage and Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, and was nominated for the Arab British Centre’s Award for Culture.
Juliana also writes regularly. Her words feature in gal-dem magazine and on Medium.com.