My name is Pariya Taherzadeh, my husband calls me Peach. I’m a global award-winning audio producer, content creator, voice-over artist, storyteller and freelance podcast producer.
I’m what you get when a culture invests in diversity, thanks to the Selwyn Speight Diversity Scholarship awarded by the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and the ABC.
My journey from refugee to global content creator, is a tribute to my mother – an independent woman and free-spirited individual who risked her life to give me the opportunities I now have.
I’m a child refugee who found her voice. I escaped from Iran on the back of a camel with my mum when I was eight months old and grew up in Australia. I speak English and Farsi.
Currently, I’m freelancing on a variety of shows. My successes haven’t only been personal triumphs but also an inspiration for other aspiring broadcasters and content creators. I’ve since returned to AFTRS as a guest lecturer and mentor for the MAS Documentary course, as well as the Postgraduate Radio Course. I’m grateful to be part of the progress to diversify Australian media, opening a door of opportunity that allows the next person’s voice to be heard.