IntraVenus playlist for 10/24/2018
|poetic pilgrimage||better than|
|mona haydar||wrap my hijab|
|6 pack band feat sonu nigam||sab rab de band|
|liniker e ilú obá de min||preciso me encontrar|
|as bahias e a cozinha mineira||o lua|
Paola Quiros, SFSS Women's Centre Coordinator hosts with a queer, Pakistani-Muslim poet and arts educator, Amal Rana, as her guest. Amal has been awarded residencies with VONA (Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation) and the Banff Centre Literary Arts Centre. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals including Adrienne: A Poetry Journal Of Queer Women, Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices, Your Voice Tastes Like Home: Immigrant Women Write and online on platforms such as The Feminist Wire and Love Inshallah. Amal has been instrumental in the creation of numerous educational and arts based spaces for marginalized communities. In recent years, she co-founded and facilitated Telling It Bent, the first free queer and trans youth writing workshop series in Vancouver and Breaking the Fast, an annual performance art series featuring LGBTQ Muslim artists and Muslim women. Other collaborative projects of love include a series of creative writing workshops on future building for racialized communities and poetry/contemporary dance workshops for migrant youth. Amal also designs and delivers anti-oppression and Islamophobia awareness workshops for unions, faith organizations and other groups through Cambium Arts & Education.