#451 Horror Of The Everyday

Content Warning: This episode contains discussions of racism and sexual harassment. 

When we think of horror we tend to imagine zombies, ghosts, unexplainable sounds in the night. But how about the horrors we experience as we go about our day to day? The real and impending everyday horrors that leave us tense with anxiety, chills down our spine and emotionally exhausted.

This week, we hear stories of everyday horrors produced by New Moon Collective and Refugee Art Project, all artists in residence at Thirning Villa, Ashfield. 

Street Harassment by Eleni Christou 

As women’s marches take place across the country this week, Eleni discusses street sexual harassment with her friend Fatima, a social worker based in Cyprus. 

Everyday Racism by Zeinab Mir

Dealing with everyday racism leads Zeinab to take on a different name and reflect on the connection between name and identity. 

Hazeen by Safdar Ahmed 

We hear from the members of Hazeen, an anti-racist Muslim death metal, black metal band committed to addressing the themes of racism and Islamophobia in Australian society. 

These stories were from their variety show called ‘Horror of the Everyday’ – made with support from inner west council and facilitated/co-produced by Mike Williams. To hear more stories go to newmooncollective.co/projects or find new moon or the refugee art project on instagram.

All The Best credits:

Production Manager: Danni Stewart

Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

Episode Mix and Compile: Danni Stewart

Host: Maddy Macquine

Social Media Producers: Matilda Fay and Angela Moran

Image: Luca Severin via UnSplash