My show Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life is available to be booked for any upcoming performances. You may visit my page for more information on my show and how to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!
Axis Dance Company, a disability-dance theatre company based in San Francisco, asked me a bunch of questions regarding my disability and asked me to give advice to fellow artists and performers. In short, I said: NEVER GIVE UP AND ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS. Read the interview.
Presenting the world premiere of Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life in Seattle, Washington at University of Washington, presented by the D-Center. Come celebrate Earth Day with me and enjoy my performance. Closed captioning and voice-over are embedded in my multimedia performance so everyone can understand. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
April 25, 2015
7pm at Alder Auditorium (located at Alder Commons Hall)
at the University of Washington-Seattle campus.
The show is free, no cover! Everyone are welcomed to attend my performance.
Hope to see you there!
I am in a weekly Bosnian magazine called Slobodna Bosna! The article discusses my short films, peformance art projects and my forthcoming project Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life (Deaf ASL poetry/dance/mime) which I hope to bring to Sarajevo someday in the future. Thanks to my dear friend Amir Telibechirowich, a journalist from Bosnia, who wrote this article to help raise awareness about my works; I appreciate it very much.
Hey everyone, my new essay "Deaf Performance Art, Sound, and Allah Earth" is published in the new issue of Alt Theatre Magazine, an interdisciplinary performing arts magazine from Montreal, Canada. This issue is focused on diversity and disabilities in the performing arts. Each of us speaks about our works and we discuss how our disabilities intersect with our art. There are many kinds of disabilities highlighted in this issue. Here, I write about how I cannot hear music, yet I understand the importance of MUSIC and how I incorporate MUSIC as a major element in my performance art projects.
Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life, my new ASL poetry mime performance solo show, will be performed this summer, insha'allah... many thanks to Nikki from Alt Theatre for having me write this essay!
Check out a new piece by Sakinah Al-Amin who picks me with other awesome Muslim women to watch out for on Youtube. Many thanks for helping promote my works! You can read the article and check out my videos and everyone else's, too.
Someone wrote a cool blog post about her three inspirations for Diwali, and she chose me as one of the three, amongst Malala Yousafzai and her cousin who has Down's Syndrome! I am honored :)
Check it out. Happy Diwali to all my fellow Indians! May your lives be filled with light and love!
My new essay, Amor Indocumentado, has been selected to be published in the forthcoming issue of Totally Radical Muslims! Zine, Volume #3. There will be a zine release party in Oakland on October 30, 2014. All is welcome. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
October 30, 2014 (Thursday)
1714 Telegraph Rd,
Oakland, CA 94612
I was recently interviewed by an Asian American magazine, As [I] Am. We talked about my filmmaking projects, my childhood growing up being Deaf, South Asian, and Muslim, and my video projects in India and Mexico. Please check it out and be sure to follow @As [I] Am and support their website! Thank you.