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Dr Gina Lennox (BSc, PhD) fell in love with the Middle East after riding a motorbike from London to India and back in 1980-81. Since 1994 she has worked with the Australian Kurdish community making radio programs, organising community workshops, writing a book based on oral histories 'Fire, Snow & Honey – Voices from Kurdistan' (Halstead Press, 2001), organising a conference Uniting in Diversity – A Kurdish Perspective held at NSW Parliament House (2001), co-writing a play called The Blacksmith with Barzou Ishmael (2002-2022), and co-establishing Kurdish Lobby Australia (KLA) with Zirian Fatah in 2015. KLA advocates for peace, democracy and self determination for all people in Greater Kurdistan. Lennox has also worked in Bashur in 2012 conducting agricultural research and in 2014 for an Australian-Kurdish construction company. In 2016 she worked as a consultant in water resource management in Kirkuk. Her work in KLA involves writing reports, statements, and letters, participating in meetings with Australian parliamentarians and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and helping to fund small humanitarian projects in Kurdistan.