I live and work in Berlin. I have lived in other places – and they are still present in my body, my writings, and in my life in the diaspora. I have not come or arrived here on my own. I have arrived on the shoulders of others. My work focuses on writing, storytelling, community, ways of being and existing in space, and migrational inquiries pertinent to historically colonized and marginalized communities. Among other things, I am a neighbor, a (livelong) student, a member of the curatorial board of BARAZANI.berlin - Forum Kolonialismus und Widerstand and a member of the Field Narratives Collective, working on ideas of rural biographies, transgenerational and cross-continental storytelling.
My work qualifies as Wake Work because it is labor within the space of paradoxes surrounding Black citizenship. And because it is the work of continuous inhabiting and rupturing of episteme – Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being.