Multidisciplinary artist, writer, activist, and dancer. Amplify your voice and the voice of others.
I was once told when overthinking, write; when underthinking, read. Sometimes I’m capable of neither and in that moment of crisis I debate the shortcomings of communication. If only I could purge the mess in my mind and lay it out to see, I could dissect these thoughts and figure out what the hell is going on with me.
- First Place in Social Shock Challenge
Dr Pepper and Me
I’ve got more in common with Dr Pepper than one would expect. For context, I’m a 20-year-old first-generation queer Canadian-Pakistani woman. That may not say a lot about how or why I identify with a popular soda I’ve never even tried, but maybe this story will enlighten you.
Tuning in to the Rhythm of My Own Desire
I washed up on the shore of adulthood impressionable and unprepared. Belched from the eye of the storm that was my childhood, adulthood thrusted me into a climate far more hostile than I had ever anticipated. Forgoing the rhythm of my own desire, my hand was forced to take part in a dance dictated by social norms that scrapped my feet down to bleeding stumps.