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, and the book is scheduled for publication in March 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. He was also lucky enough to land a job he enjoys, and work with bunch of friendly & welcoming colleagues. While he hasn’t found the home he’s been dreaming about, he’s very grateful for the companies of kind & fun people around him.