The Realities Of Muslim Women Open Mic
Date(s) - 01/21/2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nuyorican Poets Café
The Realities of Muslim Women
Features as follows
Is a writer, poet, performer and activist. She began to use writing as a form of expression in high school. She’s volunteered for the Muslim Writers Collective, Muslims giving back, and The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee. Through her powerful essays, to her Dynamic Spoken word performances lies her true mission: To reveal truth and expose falsehood. She focuses on combating stereotypes and bringing awareness to the conditions of minorities in America.
Mikel Bint Rashad
Is a 16 year old poet from Brooklyn, NY. She has been writing since the age of eight and uses her work as a way to share her story as a black
muslim woman in the west. She has been published in the 2012 , 2013, 2014 Poet Linc Youth Anthology created by the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as part of their annual Target Thursdays. She is a foodie, lover of words and rainy days.
Is a 19 year old poet born and raised in Lanham Maryland. She has been writing poetry for 6 years,won grand slam champion for the city of Baltimore,and won Spoken Word competition regionally and nationally for DC MIST. Currently she is the 2016 Words, Beats and Life Grand Slam Champion, she hopes that her Poetry will be heard around the world and inspire others, especially young Muslim women…
Azzah Sultan, 20, Malaysian,
Mix Media Artist
Having being raised travelling from country to country, the art that I create focuses on the idea of migrating, home and my identity as a Muslim woman. I came to New York at the age of 16 to pursue my education and career in art. After graduating from Parsons the School of Design with a BFA in Fine Arts, I am now working within the art field as a Program
Assistant and an independent artist.
I use my own personal experiences of being Muslim in America, as well as the general stereotypes of how we are viewed and look at events such as 9/11 that have contributed to the rise of Islamophobia, contextualizing
this all within my art practice.Through installation strategies I have created an environment that brings together the fear that Muslims are facing in a space where people can start to understand and see how toxic
these negative views of Islam can affect Muslims in America