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Empower Dreamers: Hip Hop Journalist Simone Amelia Jordan

The dream of music "freed me from feeling like an outsider," says renowned Hip-Hop journalist Simone Amelia Jordan

By Laura BennettFriday 3 Nov 2023UNDISTRACTEDPodcastsReading Time: 1 minute

Simone Amelia Jordan is Australia’s most successful hip-hop journalist. She has contributed to The Source, VIBE, Rolling Stone, ABC and SBS, and her celebrity interviews have notched over 13 million YouTube views.

Simone founded and edited Australia’s highest-selling rap/R&B newsstand title, Urban Hitz magazine and mentors the next generation of multicultural talent through her work with Media Diversity Australia and Diversity Arts Australia.

In her memoir Tell Her She’s Dreamin’, Simone tracks her journey from Australia to New York City where she experienced it all from love to loss, grappling with faith and family ties to culture as well as struggles through illness and discrimination.

Simone joined Laura on Hope 103.2’s UNDISTTRACTED podcast to explore her story and the challenges facing female dreamers.

Listen to UNDISTRACTED with guest Simone Amelia Jordan in the player above or wherever you get your podcasts.