Idil is a participant in our Youth Activist Series (YAS!) and has been helping us build Free To Be: our digital mapping tool. Idil is passionate about social change, specifically for young people. Through her various volunteer positions, she helps others become more socially aware. She wants long-lasting change for women, people of colour and the Australian Muslim community. We had a lot of fun hanging out with Idil for a few days learning how she sees and experiences Melbourne ❤️
My name is Idil and I’m 20 years old. I live in Carlton, where I’ve been since 2004, so most of my life actually. I think my friends would describe me as really honest, sometimes confrontational. I would describe myself as honest, outspoken, and really enthusiastic. I’m always really happy I think … I just can’t help it!
Girls night out, rollerblading
I was raised by a really strong woman, so as a result I became a strong woman. As little as seven years old, I remember my mum calling out things. People would speak slowly to her or loudly, she was like,
Supporting my shade from day one 👏🏿
“I’m not hearing impaired, I’m a refugee, I’m from overseas, but I understand what you’re saying and you saying something louder is not going to make it clearer.” So they feel really stupid… which they should. She knows how to approach things.