Arshia Fatima Haq
“Azadi is the word for freedom in Urdu, Farsi, Hindi, Kurdish, Pashto, Azeri, Balochi, Armenian, Kurdish, Punjabi, Bengali, and Kashmiri, amongst others. Using this word evokes a transnational understanding and solidarity around the word for liberation or freedom. I'm also interested in the subversion of writing a word of liberation in foreign and often-feared script across the sky. ”
Arshia Fatima Haq - I’m drawn to the generative possibilities of poetics, mysticism and subliminal states to subvert the black-and-white reductions of cultural identity (via birth) and state identity (via naturalization). I am interested in feminist modes that intentionally avoid referencing the standardized feminist model, and in exploring cultural expression outside of traditional, “othering” notions of ethnography.
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