Yasaman Bagheri is a 22-year-old writer and a political refugee. In 2013, she fled Iran due to religious and political persecution and sought asylum in Australia. From the age of 15 she was incarcerated in Australia’s offshore detention regime for a total of five years, moving between Christmas Island Detention Centre, Darwin Detention Centre, and the Australian-run offshore detention centre on Nauru. In 2018, she was medically evacuated to Australia and is currently living in Queensland. Yasaman is not allowed to study but this hasn’t stopped her from writing.