Sathyani Kotakadeniya

Sathyani Kotakadeniya is a law and psychology dual degree student from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia (QUT). She is an avid reader, writer, and a published poet. Her poetry reflects her passion for issues concerning human rights violations and advocacy. She states that she is still learning how to contribute more to society and be an active voice in the community. She vows to always stand up for what is right. Her wish is to use her privilege as a platform to be a voice for the voiceless and amplify the voices that deserve to be heard.


“Exposed” is a poem about anti-Black racism and policing in America. It addresses the brutality of police forces towards people of color, condemns the ignorance of political authorities, and highlights the importance of being aware and compassionate in the face of oppression. It is a cry for justice to be served.This poem is a tribute to George Floyd and a cry against the anger, fear, and trauma spurred in the hearts and minds of communities that continue to be at threat. It is a call to speak up and to stand up in the face of injustice.

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