FILM & POP CULTURE: 

Kids Like Us for Hazlitt

M.I.A and the Defense of Nuance for Affidavit 

Objects Of Our Obsession, Kangol and Camelot for Nylon

Sylvia Chang Makes The Heart Go Boom for The Village Voice

The Three Headed Magic of Merchant Ivory for Hazlitt

Luca Guadagnino is Love for Hazlitt 

Why Hollywood’s White Savior Obsession Is an Extension of Colonialism in Teen Vogue

Women Touching Women, On Screen for Broadly

On Hypermasculinity: The Objectification of Men in Magic Mike XXL for Movie Mezzanine

Powerhouse for n+1

Devil In Disguise for n+1

The Future Of Film Is Female for The Village Voice

The Poignant Rootlessness of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala for The Village Voice

Zayn Malik is a Mainstream, Muslim Pop Icon – Here’s Why That Matters for Teen Vogue

Soft Power for Matter

Zayn Malik, DJ Khaled and the Radical Rise of The Muslim Pop-Star for Fusion

Why Abbas Kiarostami's Fierce Optimism Was a Political Act for Fusion

Being Zayn Malik for Village Voice

On Death At The New York Film Festival for Filmmaker Magazine 

Serial Killer Ted Bundy's Deadly Charm for Electric Literature 

Why the Best American Filmmakers Owe a Debt to Satyajit Ray for IndieWire

Nothing Surfaces: Cristian Mungiu's "Beyond The Hills" for IndieWire

Anita Hill: The Powerhouse Woman for Huffington Post

Tamil Poet Salma and Her Extraordinary Rise to Success for Huffington Post

 

QUEERNESS:

How I Learnt to Accept My Queerness as a Muslim Woman for Teen Vogue

I Went To Find Myself After Being Betrayed By God for Buzzfeed

I'm Queer, Tattooed and Muslim. Canada Needs To Get Used To That for CBC

How Hannah Gadsby's Nanette Helped Me Embrace My Sensitivity—and My Rage for them 

 

PERSONAL ESSAYS:

Why Them for Hazlitt 

The Year In Power for Hazlitt 

Our Final Constellation for Hazlitt 

Living With My Mother's Mental Illness for Broadly

We Need To Talk About Thinness And The Privilege It Gives for Allure

The Dilemma of Losing Friends for Medium 

Being The Other for Medium 

The Unwavering Nourishment of Femme Friendships for Medium

On Giving and Taking in Relationships for Medium 

The Brown Girl's Paradox: We're Both Invisible and Sexualized for Splinter 

Young, Muslim and Tattooed: How I Stayed True To Myself for Flare 

For The Love of Love for The Hairpin

Apart of Myself for The Hairpin

Let Me Love You for The Hairpin 

 

SELF CARE:

The Most Important Form of Self Care is Practicing Radical Compassion Towards Yourself for Allure 

The Importance Of Choosing Yourself Whether Single or in a Relationship for Allure 

Who Actually Gets To Participate in Self Care for Flare

self care series for The Hairpin

acupuncture column for Garden Acupuncture 

 

POLITICS:

The Suffragettes of Saudi Arabia for The Guardian 

Free Speech Has Not Been Kind To Muslims for Al Jazeera 

What If We Fought Extremism With Love, Rather Than Hate for Splinter 

 

ON MUSLIM IDENTITY AND ISLAMOPHOBIA:

The Year In Islamophobia for Hazlitt

Growing Up Muslim in a Post-9/11 World for Broadly

On Muslim Women Speak an entire series I edit on Medium

 

INTERVIEWS:

Fariha Róisín on Art-World Renegade Kimberly Drew for Flare Magazine

Stella Meghie is a Black Auteur of Our Times for SSENSE

Michael Cudlitz's On Saying Goodbye To Southland and Playing One Of TV's Most Enduringly Complicated Characters for IndieWire 

Diaspora and Dua's: Visual Artist Isaac Kariuki on Identity for Broadly 

MuslimGirl is Dismantling What a Good MuslimGirl Looks Like for Broadly 

Trans People Deserve Magic: An Interview with Kai Cheng Thom for Hazlitt

Shota Nakajima for Eater

PRINT/INTERVIEWS:

Amanda De Cadenet in Violet, Spring 2018.

Kia LaBejia in Sleek Magazine, Spring 2018

Desiree Akhavan in Good Company, Fall 2018

 

Astrology:

my column for them.

 

Books:

Go Home! An anthology published by Feminist Press and edited by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Halal If You Hear Me An anthology for Haymarket Books edited by Safia Elhillo and Fatimah Asghar

How To Cure A Ghost is my poetry book being published by Abrams, Fall 2019

Like A Bird is a novel being published by Unnamed Press, Spring 2020