SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 23 : Wear It Purple Portraits on July 23, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

Aslam Abdus-Samad


When did you join Wear it Purple?

December 2015

Position with Wear it Purple?

General Board Member

Why did you join Wear it Purple?

When I was in high school I was part of our local youth community reference group. We were invited to speak at meetings about the issues that we were facing as young members of the community.

I remember the strength and pride I found in having my voice heard and feel that WIP is a great platform for rainbow young people to have their voices heard. I joined so that I would be able to mentor and facilitate these young voices.

Do you identify in the community or support as an ally?


3 fun facts about you.

  • One of my legs is shorter than the other
  • I have a twin brother who is also gay
  • 3. My favourite colour is yellow

Your hobbies/interests.

  • I am a massive theater nut.
  • I love seeing live performance whenever I can.
  • I am also very good at building my library full of books I will (hopefully) one day read.

What do you do for work?

I am an actor, movement based artist and writer.