Toronto’s Sauga Culture QTBIPOC event - A short story reading
I was asked to read a short story at a QTBIPOC night in Mississauga, Toronto. I read a story about my dad, nostalgia and your connection to your body.
MagNet - North America's largest magazine conference
I gave a speech and was part of a panel for MagNet in Toronto, where I was flown out to discuss how I harness communities and reach a niche audience.
Q&A with director of Bollywood film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
I co-hosted a Q&A with director Shelly Chopra Dhar of the first big Bollywood blockbuster that centres a lesbian romance.
Asian Woman Festival - A Festival of Identity, Birmingham
I spoke on panel talks about ‘What it means to be a British Asian woman’ and ‘Anti-blackness and Colourism’ for the Asian Woman Festival in Birmingham.
Changing the Narrative - Fawcett Society & Funny Women
For IWD 2019, I spoke about women in the comedy for Fawcett Society & Funny Women, with Kirstie Swain, Lynne Parker & Ayesha Hazarika at Groucho Club.
London College of Communication - Voices In Publishing
I spoke at LCC about publishing, independent businesses, collaborating and working with other ethnic minorities to tell our shared and different stories.
Battersea Arts Centre - Homophobic Bullying
I chaired a panel with Stonewall's Josh Bradlow, Attitude Magazine's Cliff Joannou and Diva Magazine's Linda Riley - talking about homophobic bullying in schools, with families & online, off the back of Ad Inifinitum’s play ‘No Kids’.
Bush Theatre - An Adventure 'Generational Love'
I chaired a panel at Bush Theatre for Vinay Patel’s play ‘An Adventure’, discussing generational love and how it affects our ideas of romantic love now.
Unread Magazine 'Pockets of Inspiration'
I hosted Unread magazine's panel talk for their event 'Pockets of Inspiration', talking to Jay Richards from DivInc, Lara & Tiffany from Brush & Bubbles and writer Daniel Ingram-Brown about starting new business for young creatives.
Cambridge University - BOBBA Exhibition
I spoke at Cambridge University about the exhibition my magazine put on in London called The Beauty of Being British Asian, with three other artists from the show - Zain Haider Awan, Jasmin Sehra, Jamal Mehmood.
Oxford University - The Diaspora Experience
Off the back of the success of my magazine’s exhibition The Beauty of Being British Asian, I held a talk at Oxford University, discussing the nuances of a diaspora experience. With myself, I brought along two artists from the exhibition Zain Haider Awan and Amani Saeed.