Fariha Róisín is an Australian-Canadian writer based in Brooklyn.
With an interest in her Muslim identity, race, pop culture and film (as well as queerness and how that intersects with being a femme of color navigating a white world) she has written for Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Vice, Fusion, Village Voice and others. Previously, she has co-written a self care column on The Hairpin and currently has an astrology column for them.
From 2012 onwards she co-hosted the podcast Two Brown Girls, a podcast that centered black and brown voices in film and TV, emphasizing the importance of representation. In 2016 she co-hosted a podcast for the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) entitled Yo Adrian, which aired for one season. In 2017 she began a new series with TIFF called How Do You Solve A Problem Like, with the first season focusing on the lack of Asian leads in Hollywood, which will air in the early winter of 2019.
Fariha is currently working on a book of poetry entitled, How To Cure A Ghost which will be published by Abrams Books, with a fall 2019 release. As well as a journal on femme/non-binary body empowerment, entitled The Body Positive, which will be also published by Abrams Books. She’s also working on her first novel, entitled Like A Bird, which will be published by Unnamed Press for a fall 2020 release.