Them Magazine: Reimagining the Closet
“When you create your own safe space full of people who love you for you, it heals you — it gives you more courage to grow into yourself more and more each day. At the end of the day, I love who I am.”
Refinery29: How South Asian Muslim Women Are Reclaiming Their Stories
“Our lack of representation made me think that Bengali people weren’t important, but when I look at present times, I see the power that we hold, especially in politics. We’ve had to fight for so much to just exist, speak our mother tongue, and become a sovereign state. I think our fight for liberty is as American as it gets.”
Dazed: The people letting their lovers choose what they wear
“Our clothes are important to us because we find so much freedom in how we express ourselves, which wasn’t the case in our adolescence as Asian Americans with strict heteronormative households. “
BrownGirl Magazine: Meet the 32 Authors Behind ‘untold: defining moments of the uprooted’ — Brown Girl Magazine’s First-Ever Anthology
Written by an intergenerational group of South Asian contemporary storytellers from the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Denmark, the stories in “untold” explore a defining personal moment in each of the writers’ lives through a creative nonfiction lens. In three sections, each author brings an uprooted view to the themes of identity, being, and relationships.