In this talk at TEDxCanberraWomen 2013, Maz draws parallels between her privileged life in Australia, and that of her cousins, who remain in Afghanistan. She asks why we shouldn’t share our good fortune and compassion.
Mariam comes from a traditional Afghan family where music and entertainment played a significant role in her upbringing. Her family arrived in Australia in 1987 after her father fled Kabul with his family during the invasion by the Soviet Union. Her family first arrived in Australia in what is now known as Villawood Detention centre.
Maz has burst onto the entertainment scene with a knack for the stage, the studio and a flair with people. She was trained at one of the most prestigious arts and broadcast schools – the Australian Film Television Radio School, where her love and passion for media developed into a career.