The Coast Is Queer Literacy Festival
I spoke about Burnt Roti at the Publishing & Platforms panel at The Spire in Brighton.
Adidas x Pharrell Solar Hu Panel Talk
I was joined by Asma Elbadawi, Nicole Crentsil, Ayo Dada and Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles AKA Amplify Dot to talk about overcoming obstacles in the launch of Pharrell William's new Solar Hu footwear drop.
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.
Tales of Whatever @ The Bill Murray, Angel
I did a comedy based short story reading with Tales of Whatever with Angel Comedy.
Bi Pride 2019 - panel talk
I spoke on the ‘Saying Good-Bi To The Closet’ panel at Bi Pride 2019. I was joined by Cerys Bradley (Chair), Emily Eaton and Rhammel O'Dwyer Afflick.
Forest Gayte Pride Keynote Speech
I was honoured to be asked to give a keynote speech at Forest Gayte Pride 2019 - to talk about the significance of making Pride accessible to all genders, sexualities and races .
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.