meeting with the incredible Erica Jae where we transferred some files, looked at her gorgeous photography, and concluded our work together on The Injured Body: A Film about Racism in America – what a beautiful collab this was, dear erica. will miss u and have every intention of staying connected inshallah.
with the beautiful Tania Day-Magallon whom i felt i knew already – brown cultures are so similar across continents: histories of colonialism, unjust structures and infuriating systems, yet resistance, warmth, generosity, and a strong sense of community. already looking forward to experiencing art together in nyc inshallah <3
with the wonderfully vibrant and brilliant Andi Ongoiba and her beautiful daughter – thank u for the incredible work u do for Refugees Helping Refugees <3
with the brilliant Calvin Eaton at starry nites cafe today where we talked about a new collab – will be coming up at 540WMain, Inc. in march inshallah.
wonderful get-together and delicious dinner at laiqa’s this evening – thank u so much for ur beautiful hospitality.
with the lovely Adelina Azfar at Village Bakery & Cafe today. we don’t meet as often as we should, but when we do it’s always delightful and profound. can’t wait to see u and the girls in nyc inshallah.
dinner with the gorgeous Ayesha – so lovely to catch up with all my dearest friends <3
lunch with the gorgeous and kind-hearted Adriana Hoppe today who gave me this beautiful gift – a piece of jewelry from mexico. love u so much my sweet sister and hope to return to mexico many more times, hopefully with u by my side. but first we will enjoy nyc together 🙂
what a magical time with my cousin and his family who visited us from toronto over the weekend. sunday was perhaps the most beautiful winter day of the season with the woods clothed in immaculate snow and the sun shining its warm light on so much beauty. mendon ponds park’s ‘birdsong fairy trail’ was all it promised to be.
delicious vegan dinner at ted and ali’s tonight, with some photography by the brilliant morgan and lots of cuteness by their terrier lucy. thank u for a lovely evening forsyth fam <3
perfect day full of fun at mendon ponds park with my cousin and his fam <3
delicious #lebanese brunch – including fabulous muhammara and kanafeh – at sonia’s house where i got to catch up with some wonderful friends ? thank u for this gorgeous treat sonia hadchity. #rochesterny
received a warm welcome at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester where i gave a multimedia presentation on ‘islamophobia is racism.’ thank u to Barbara de Leeuw for organizing and to Pamela Kim for introducing me. thank u to all who came out on this cold winter day and added to the discussion.
lovely meeting Rachel Y. DeGuzman today in this beautiful space: woc art collective WOC?Art #rochesterny
with Iman Abid and Allyson Perkins this morning at @starrynitescafe. perhaps my favorite thing about activism is to get to know strong, courageous and brilliant young women who want to change the world and are doing that hard work – it reassures me, for we are in good hands. love u both <3