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‘the city as a death sentence’ — 2018 button poetry video contest: honorary mention

“June
a girl with braids goes into the laundromat
returns as a funeral prayer
her mother is left with rosary beads
an accent that’s built a thousand mountains in her mouth
& the wrong kind of paperwork to mourn her”

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April 2019
New York, NY

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interview with muslim americans leading together

“I think sometimes a person can see something and it’s very easy to interpret that as part of what they already know, and fit it into that box, and not ask a follow-up question. But that’s something that I always try to do.  You know, we all are taught certain understandings of communities and people, and I try to unlearn that in my work.” 

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August, 2018
Toronto, Canada

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THE ALIEN CHRONICLES PODCAST

“One of the best things my parents did was foster a culture of asking questions before making a judgement, that’s how I was able to carry that on in my journalism. 

My point is not to make you change your perspective entirely about something (we might be living in a terrifying world if we all did that) but it's just to get you it think and consider that my experience is different from yours.”

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March 2019
New York, NY

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Short line reading at new york city poetry festival

Performance of I Wanted To Paint The Atlantic Across Your Face at New York City Poetry Festival.

July 2018
New York, NY

with CTV YOUR MORNING ON BANGLADESHI STUDENT PROTESTs about traffic

I speak with CTV Your Morning in Canada regarding the traffic deaths in Bangladesh that sparked massive students protests in August 2018.

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August, 2018
Toronto, Canada

with projonmo agami on social media & youth

In an age where social media and technology are accessible to our youth more readily than we were brought up with. What’s our responsibility in ensuring it doesn’t get misused? In conversation with Iresh Zaker and the Projonmo Agami team on Channel i.

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May 2016
Dhaka, Bangladesh

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with Ice today on global shapers activities

Featured in ICE Today, for my work with Dhaka Hub Global Shapers.

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May 2016
Dhaka, Bangladesh