portrait of Debra Yatim

Debra Yatim

Debra Yatim was born in Aceh (Nov 06, 1954), and currently lives in Jakarta. She is an activist, journalist, columnist, filmmaker, and founder of at least three NGOs in Indonesia. Debra has published four poetry collections. She writes a column for a women’s magazine, and is currently working on a cycle of one-woman plays on polygamy, and a new poetry collection on climate change. Debra is Acehnese-Manadonese, and studied at the Academy of Publicists in Jakarta and Australia’s RMIT. She has worked as a journalist for various Australian and Indonesian media outlets, including The Jakarta Post.

Poems by Debra Yatim