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My name is Rohini Balram and I am a PhD candidate at Western Sydney University. I have taught English to ESL learners in Fiji and Australia for over a decade. I am passionate about running, bodybuilding and racquet sports which motivated me to complete a gym instruction course and assist marginalised women with exercise and fitness. This also sparked my research on the role of sports in cultural and ethnic minority groups of women. I aspire to give Indo-Fijian women and their sporting experiences in Fiji a voice. Amidst my academic pursuit, I find solace via creative writing; my short stories, poems and auto-ethnographies centre on the following themes: identity, love, gender, marginalised groups, indentured labourers, ethnicity, race, class, culture/traditions, diaspora and sports.