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Leah Avene is responsible for our admin, communications and creative hustle. She makes music as PHILEMON and co hosts a weekly radio show on PBSfm ALL OUR STORIES.

What do you do at PYHII and (what do you love about it)?

I do a range of things. No two days are the same. Mostly I find creative ways to tell the world about what we do here at PYHII. I also work at some of our events and join in a workshops every now and then. I love great design, community, sustainable food systems and creativity so PYHII is a pretty great match for my skills and passions.

What do you do when you’re not at PYHII?

I have two daughters so I spend a lot of time dancing, eating, arguing, singing and hanging out with them. They are my favourite collaborators. I work in an organic grocers a few days a week. It's delicious. I'm also studying Gestalt Therapy and I co host a radio show called All Our Stories.

What are your greatest pleasures? What do you do for kicks?

I love poetry and music, I love listening to podcasts and watching great shows. I play footy for the Megahertz in the Community Cup which is one of the highlights of my year.  I have a tattoo on my arm that says ladios. I love broadcasting and all my community radio peeps. I have a dog called Angus and two lil nephews who make life incredible.

What are you listening to / watching / following that makes you light up?

OMG I thought you'd never ask. Fave shows at the moment are Insecure, Atlanta and Brooklyn Nine Nine. Fave podcasts are The Moth, Two Dope Queens and Invisibilia. Fave poets Nayyirah Waheed, Warsan Shire, Rochelle D'Silva and Sean M Whelan. Fave albums of late are Kendrick Lamar - DAMN, Jojo Abot - Fyfya Woto, A Tribe Called Red - We are the Halluci Nation, Raury - All we need, Smino - Blkswn, Noname - Telephone, Electric Fields - Inma, REMI - Demons and Divas, A.B Original - Reclaim Australia, Solange - A seat at the table. Kaiit is about to blow up worldwide.

Also if you've never seen a Tuvaluan Fatele you should definitely experience one at least once in your life time. Aue!