Photo by James Emmerman for  Milk.  Fariha was chosen as "Most Likely To End Islamophobia" in their 2018 campaign.

Photo by James Emmerman for Milk. Fariha was chosen as "Most Likely To End Islamophobia" in their 2018 campaign.

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.

She is also 1/4 of the writing team behind Samara’s TV series.

From 2012 onwards she co-hosted the podcast Two Brown Girls, a podcast that centered brown and black 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. She is writing and hosting the series.

Fariha is currently working on a book of poetry entitled How To Cure A Ghost (Abrams, Fall 2019) as well as a journal on femme/non-binary body empowerment, entitled The Body Positive (Abrams, Fall 2019). She’s also working on her first novel, entitled Like A Bird (Unnamed Press, Fall 2020).