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borders of blackness

Borders of Blackness: Diaspora via the Indian Ocean is a performative auto-ethnographic multimedia work which explores questions of racial, ethnic, and cultural identity using the Tanzanian side of my multinational family as a case study. Through methods grounded in ethnography and oral history, I focus on my Punjabi Indian grandmother weaving her reflections with my poeticContinue reading “borders of blackness”

a daughter’s cosmography

Inspired by Ntozake Shange’s A Daughter’s Geography, “A Daughter’s Cosmography” is a series of nine pairings of poetry and photography that reflect on concepts of self-care, self-love, ritual, healing, daughtership, mothering and “the politics of the personal.” These ideas, which blur the boundary between theory and politics, reflect my interaction with Audre Lorde’s writings and poetryContinue reading “a daughter’s cosmography”

access|ability

A Barnard/Columbia Spring 2017 V-Day Production As president of the student club V-Day, which had historically put on The Vagina Monologues but expanded narratives on feminism with student perspectives, I directed and produced the multimedia evening length performance, Access|Ability, a student written show centering the narratives of students of color at Columbia University living withContinue reading “access|ability”

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