Mahdia Rahman


You can’t make homes out of human beings.
—Warsan Shire

Mahdia Rahman stumbled upon the world of slam poetry ten years ago through Bankstown Poetry Slam and has been writing and performing around Sydney ever since.

In 2014, she featured at the International Women’s Scream Festival and then went on to perform at various events, including the Sydney Writers’ Festival in 2016. Her poetry has been published in several of Bankstown Poetry Slam’s anthologies and she has self-published a collection of poems called Stapled Beneath My Ribs. She has collaborated with other artists to produce a spoken word video for International Women’s Day 2019, titled “I Am Woman.”

As of late, since becoming a mother, she has taken a step back from performing and has instead been running poetry workshops and retrained to become an English teacher in Western Sydney.