now playing: ari lennox, khruangbin, ama lou, rimon
travel vibe: chefchaouen, new orleans, barcelona
food: mexican, middle eastern, pizza
spirit: dance, meditation, qigong
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: truth
known to: randomly meow like a cat
born to pakistani immigrants in the san francisco bay area, i grew up between the east and west coasts. for university, i attended the wharton school and initially attempted a traditional path in corporate marketing. ultimately, my love for entrepreneurialism and creativity beckoned, and i became a freelance photographer and writer. today, i view myself as an inter-disciplinarian;
as a multidisciplinary artist, community facilitator, creative strategist, and speaker, the heart of my work is rooted in healing and social change— and their inextricable link to art, media, and culture.
my purpose is to create potent and inspiring medicine — projects, initiatives, works, spaces, movements— to help elevate the way we exist as humans;
without question, my own healing journey 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. 2019.