Hi, I’m Abbie
I'm a screenwriter,
podcast producer and
non fiction writer.
Sometimes I join or host panel discussions.
Together with two dear friends I was part of the video collective De Fatima's (The Fatimas). We became known for our satirical videos in which we challenged the prejudices about women of colour, especially Muslim women.
For a while I worked as a freelance video reporter for the national broadcaster VRT and for the arts and culture sector. After that I worked some years for Zomer van Antwerpen (Summer of Antwerp), a large cultural festival.
Subsequently, I was commissioned by several organizations from the arts and culture sector to set up a preparatory theatre course; de nieuwe spelers.
For many years I worked as a freelance communications manager for the arts and culture sector.
I also produce and host a podcast called This Is What I Read.
I write fiction and non fiction. I'm currently working on my first feature film Mixtape, which received development support from VAF, the Flemish Audiovisual Fund.
In all my work my interests have always been displacement, migration, identity, freedom of speech and polarisation.
I'm currently working on my first feature screenplay Mixtape.
The project was developed during the 2019 script atelier, organized by the Flemish Audiovisual Fund, and a script development workshop led by Miguel Machalski.
In 2020 Mixtape received development support from the Flemish Audiovisual Fund. The film will be produced by Cassette for Timescapes (Emmy Oost) and directed by Dorothée van den Berghe.
I produce and host a podcast called
This Is What I Read.
In this podcast I discuss books from the decolonial and radical feminist spectrum. My guests are people I find inspiring: artists, activists, thinkers, writers and doers.
You can listen to the podcast in your favourite podcast app.