- now playing: dakota, amber mark, missy elliott
- travel vibe: chefchaouen, new orleans, barcelona
- food: malaysian, brazilian, middle eastern
- spirit: qigong, meditation, kundalini yoga
- fact: swallowed a quarter as a small child
- joy: biking along the costa rican coast listening to feist
- drive: true self-realization, healing, + harmony for us all
- core value: authenticity
- known to: randomly meow like a cat
born to pakistani immigrants in the san francisco bay area where i spent most of my life, i grew up between the east and west coasts. for university, i attended the wharton school and initially attempted a traditional path by taking a job in corporate marketing. inevitably, my love for entrepreneurialism and creativity beckoned, and a few years later, i became a freelance photographer. today, i view myself as an inter-disciplinarian;
as a multimedia artist (photography + writing, at present) and community facilitator, the heart of my work is centered on healing and social change;
for me — art, media, culture, healing, and social change are inextricably linked; as such, my purpose is to create potent and inspiring medicine — projects, initiatives, works, spaces, movements — using these ingredients to help elevate the way we exist as humans;
without question, my personal healing journey has opened me to the privileged life i live, the way i choose to exist, and how i view the world today; it is in my bones to weave a healing ethos into everything that i do, and in large part, it is the lens through which i view activism and paradigm shifting.
i believe that success is not reaching the pinnacle of single trajectory, but instead staying true to what brings joy and fulfillment to an ever-evolving self; in harmony with this flow, i wear many hats and am guided by intuition — celebrating any twists and turns that spring from living my truth; on this path, i welcome adventure into the new, odd, unconventional, and unknown.
i wish you joy in your truth.
— brooklyn. 2018.