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Read about my work:

  • RESCRIPTED - Mosque4Mosque SCOUT Presentation Sets a New Standard at Steppenwolf

  • CHICAGO READER - The Muslim Writers Collective pushes boundaries while building ‘Empathy’ 

  • CHICAGO READER - 'Thank U, Stop': Middle Eastern artists say 'next' to stereotyping 

  • RESCRIPTED - When the Show Must Not Go On: Artists Respond to Controversial Casting Notice

  • RESCRIPTED - OSLO at Timeline Theatre Muddles the Message of Peacemaking



As a community advocate, I serve as a staff member with The Chicago Inclusion Project where I co-created the IDEA  training and consultation series, Active Anti-Racism, for mid to small-size theatre and arts education organizations.

I am a founding member of the SWANASA Central Artist Collective, an action network, advocacy group, and community-based education resource for South West Asian North African, and South Asian artists in Chicago.


I am a writer through Rescripted the only BIPOC-owned and operated publication in Chicago working to reprogram the way we critically engage with each other using an empathetic lens while cultivating critics and adding new voices to the field.


I've produced events, taught workshops, and served on the board of the Chicago Chapter of  The Muslim Writers Collective, a national grassroots arts organization aimed at reclaiming the Muslim American narrative. 


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