Zulfikar Fahd is a Canada-based public relations practitioner, working at a communications firm in downtown Toronto. Early 2018 he fled his home country, Indonesia, fearing persecution towards LGBTQI+ people like him. He shared his story as an asylum seeker through some international media, including Reuters & VICE, and a book he’s currently writing. He landed a non-fiction deal with a US-based publisher, scheduled for publication in Spring 2019.
As he’s now safe and sound in one of the most progressive countries in the world, he’s rebuilding his life piece by piece. He started building his Canadian networks in Ottawa, where he met the lovely Hayes-Crooks who are now “adopting” him into their family. He was also very lucky to land a job he enjoys and work with bunch of lovely colleagues.
He lives in his cozy apartment in The Annex, one of Toronto’s coolest neighbourhood, with his flatmate Rhiema and his puppy Phoebe Buffay-Fahd.