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reimagining psychiatry

Reimagining Psychiatry is an international project laying the groundwork for transforming the field of psychiatry worldwide. It consists of a series of dialogues within a global network professionals, community members, and people with lived experience innovating more humanistic models of care. The goal is to provide an impetus to move the practice of psychiatry worldwide beyondContinue reading “reimagining psychiatry”

embodying ancestry

With seed funds from the Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research (CAETR) at Columbia University, Embodying Ancestry was birthed as a multi-media community engagement project from 2017-2019. By engaging women of color in oral history, archival, movement, and embodiment practices, Embodying Ancestry helped participants explore their own cultural heritage, kinship ties, and family origins. InContinue reading “embodying ancestry”

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”

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”

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”

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