HIKAYAT

I was offered the opportunity to teach a workshop on narratives of race, identity, and “the Other” as a part of Arab American National Museum's Hikayat personal narratives series. We read Warsan Shire and Mahmoud Darwish and accounts of women in the Moroccan armed resistance against French colonialism. We shared our stories with each other and we listened.

There were two high school students who blew me away. Absolute light. Absolute love. Later in the evening at the storytelling event they read their reflections from our workshop and it was unbelievable. It was such an honor for me to read from Binti on the same stage as them. And guess what? All of the copies AANM had in the store sold out. Which means, they are officially gone forever. I love imagining them on your bookshelves.

ART SPARK + PYB

Brought students in Lauren Moran + my Community Art class from Portland Youth Builders to Art Spark through RACC to live screen print and connect with artists @ Produce Row in Portland, Oregon.

Universe Photo by Miss Lopez Media

Universe
Photo by Miss Lopez Media

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DEAR BABA,

The beginning of something new.

I was introduced to Ananas Mustafa through a mutual friend. This friend had been watching out posts on social media and decided that we might want to know each other. Grow with each other.

Ananas has become one of my dearest. Closest. Most sweet.

Friendship as sisterhood.

Dear Baba, is an open letter to our fathers. Read more under "ZINES" tab.