A Traveller is the person who will be finding storytellers and guest speakers who are willing to be interviewed. The Traveller records the interview, obtains informed consent for recording and publication from the storytellers and guest speakers, submits the recording for quality checking, and helps the National Team to promote the Speak My Language program and the interviews, particularly (but not only) using social media. Some Travellers may be selected to develop and broadcast content on community radio.
Ryan lived in China, France and Spain before moving to Australia in 2014. Ryan is currently working as an interpreter in Queensland's courts and in healthcare. He has interests in web development and digital marketing. Outside of work, he is interested in languages, gastronomy, basketball and continuous learning.
Ryan has said that joining Speak My Language was one of the most exciting opportunities 2021 had to offer. For those tuning in, he “hopes you enjoy the SML interviews of me and storytellers and guest speakers, spoken in Cantonese or Mandarin, with great stories and practical tips about living well with a disability in our communities, and more. Stay well everyone!"
Ryan's role with Speak My Language was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of QLD.
Tran holds a Bachelor of Justice/Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. She has a passion for serving the people of her community. Tran is currently working as a Social and Community Services Officer at the Darra Neighbourhood Centre, which is managed by the Vietnamese Community in Australia (QLD). Her role includes organising “living well” activities for and with people with disabilities, such as Morning Teas, School Holiday Activities and Cooking Sessions. Tran is also a bicultural support worker at World Wellness Group. Her faith, family and community inspire her to serve others. She has enjoyed using Speak My Language as another way to connect with and empower people from her community. Tran's role with Speak My Language was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of QLD.
Nazim Ahmed was born in Sudan. He is a strong advocate for empowering people who face social disadvantage, seeing it as his moral obligation to make the world a more fair place for everybody. His equitability and empathy has driven Nazim's participation in the Speak My Language program, where he has used podcasts to empower Sudanese Australian people living with disability, and to bring about a more inclusive Sudanese Australian community. In his free time, Nazim enjoys writing short stories, singing and producing political articles. Nazim's role with Speak My Language was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of QLD.