Thanks to Deaf Women of Color (DWC), an organization in Washington D.C for picking me as one of DWC's Overlooked Gems for March 2018 (Women's History Month). They asked me to make a video with subtitles, which is now available on DWC's Facebook page.
DESIblitz, a South Asian British magazine based in Great Britain, interviewed me and we discussed my works as a filmmaker, performance artist, and poet.
I talked about various topics including New Mexico, the making of Deaf Brown Gurl, my visit to a deaf girls' school in Patna, and my next project for an UK poetry film collaborative group.
You can read the interview here.
Here is an incredible video created by Super Sisters UK, an organization based in Great Britain that advocates on behalf of British Minority Ethnic women and British Muslim women. I am so grateful and humbled for their support. I feel that the video did a great job introducing my works to a bigger audience.
Patna Beats, an Indian website devoted to the state of Bihar, has interviewed me. I discuss my Bihari roots, talk a bit about my projects, and I give some advice to Bihari youth.
The article is here! Many thanks to Patna Beats for supporting my works and giving me a wider platform to other Bihari people!
ALIVE Magazine has a great write-up and short interview with me for the forthcoming St. Louis Visionary Awards. I answer some questions about my works and my creative process as an artist.
I also discuss the need for better engagement within the arts scene in St. Louis. Check it out!
The Aerogram asked me to do a Quick Picks list for this week. I talk about some interesting people and their works, including one of my favourite rappers from Mexico City, an Indian classical dancer, disability hip hop, and a desi electronica musician.
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.
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.
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.
Poor Magazine has published a new interview with me. Here, I talk about my struggles as a Deaf filmmaker and performer. I also talk about how I incorporate my Indian culture and deaf identity into my works (film, theatre, poetry, performance).
Many thanks to Leroy Moore of Krip-Hop Nation for asking me to do the interview!