Dua Saleh

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    Dua Saleh
    Place of birth Sudan
    Nationality Sudanese-American
    Pronouns they/them[1], occasionally he/him[2]
    Gender identity nonbinary[3]
    Occupation performance artist/musician

    Dua Saleh is a multidisciplinary performance artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. They began their career as a spoken word artist of poetry.[4] Their debut album is an EP titled Nūr and was released in January 2019. "Nūr" is both the Arabic word for "light" and an Arabic gender-neutral name.[5]

    In September 2020, it was announced that Dua would play the part of Cal, a nonbinary student, in season three of the Netflix series Sex Education.[6]

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. Instagram profile, accessed 29 May 2020 Archived on 17 July 2023
    2. Saleh, Dua [@doitlikedua] (21 June 2020). "I mainly use they/them and occasionally he/him pronouns.

      Some terms I accept and terms I don't accept, in that order.

      [White heavy check mark]: king, bro, fam, boi, Mx., Mr., sir, dude, man, gentlethem, stan account etc

      [No entry sign]: queen, sis, girl, gurl, woman, etc"
      – via Twitter.
    3. Green, Dylan (14 January 2020). "Dua Saleh Finds Power In Escapism: Interview". DJBooth. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
    4. Kosanovich, Kevin (30 November 2019). "Off The Top: DET | Dua Saleh". StockX News. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
    5. Riemenschneider, Chris (18 January 2019). "A rapper and poet with 'accidental' buzz, St. Paul's Dua Saleh releases debut EP". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
    6. López, Canela (24 September 2020). "'Sex Education' is adding a non-binary character to its cast for season 3". Insider. Retrieved 1 October 2020.