Collegian News: Miriam Rizvi (Class of 2007)

Miriam Rizvi is "Mim Beanie" in the award-winning group "The Beanies"

Miriam Rizvi is "Mim Beanie" in the award-winning group "The Beanies"

From the Collegians 
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Miriam Rizvi (Class of 2007) has been a part of since children’s entertainment group The Beanies since 2016, as Mim Beanie. The Beanies received an Australian Podcast Award in 2018 in the category Best Podcast for Family and Kids., and an ARIA Award nomination for their second album. They announced in July 2020 that they were recipients of the ABC Kids Fresh Funds Grant. 

During her time at Radford, Mim was very active in the Performing Arts program. 
“My favourite Radford moment was the school musicals. I performed in ‘Guys and Dolls’ and was lucky enough to choreograph ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ in my final year”, Mim saidYear 12 Revue was also a highlight, helping put together every aspect of a show with your peers is incredibly challenging but also rewarding. It showed me that I loved all aspects of performing, not just being on stage but writing, choreographing and creating in all different mediums”, she said. 

Mim’s favourite saying is ‘Done is better than perfect’.
“This is something I find myself saying on a daily basis. It can be hard to start a project, put the finishing touches on a song or the full stop at the end of a script without doubting yourself, but you will never get anywhere if you don’t try”, she said.  

Mim’s advice to current students:
“Don’t take no for an answer (in the most charming way possible). If you are chasing a goal keep chasing it until you get there. I can’t tell you how many ignored emails and unanswered phone calls The Beanies have racked up – some with people we are now working with. Ask, ask again, follow up, follow up again in six months! You’ll get there.” 

Video clips from The Beanies:

Sneaky Robber
Full of Beans
Can You Get Dressed By the End of this Song

Visit the Beanies website

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