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”


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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