FeedingDiaspora

Feeding Diaspora

A food culture column through the lens of diaspora, race, and queerness published online and in print at The Uniter. Through writing, the entanglements of food, cultural identity, home and romance are made evident. Embodying food metaphors or food stories with desire sparks visions of utopia. Sex is love-making is home-making. The body is a…

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paper trace

Poem published in invisibilities, issue no. 2 (Home). Paper trace 1. the first and only time I’ve had my tarot cards read she said, something happened to you at a young age                    there was a death searching my face she adds             or…

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ahmed

Eye-Rolling, Disrupting, and World-Building: Embodying the Feminist Killjoy

Introductory remarks made at Sara Ahmed * Closing The Door: Complaint as Diversity Work, October 2, 2019, West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB. Thank you. Thank you to Dr. Corinne Mason and Dr. Roewan Crowe for inviting me today, and those who spoke before me [Corinne Mason (Brandon University), Dr. Albert McLeod (Two Spirit Manitoba), Renu…

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Tumbleweed

Poem published in Prairie Fire: a Canadian magazine of New Writing, Summer 2018, Vol 39, No. 2 Tumbleweed Mom said we come from the mountain people     in Beqaa valley and I wonder if all those winds wrapped her     tumbleweed here Mom says she will retire somewhere hot to rest easy and give her skin the sun…

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A Response to Sophie Sabet’s exhibition, Since We Last Spoke

Exhibition review of Since We Last Spoke for the Flux Writing Program. Flux Gallery, 27 October – 4 November 2017 JANUARY 9, 2018 SINCE WE LAST SPOKE; AN INVITATION Sophie Sabet’s Since We Last Spoke is a three-channel video installation, self-described as “exploring the intricacies and tribulations of a modern Iranian-Canadian home.” With its goal…

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Salt Stain

Personal essay with performance stills published in Paperwait, Volume 20, aceartinc (2017-18), p. 63-64. Christina Hajjar Salt Stain Video installation Videography and editing by Hassaan Ashraf 2018 Salt Stain Mom picked so many grapeleaves last spring. She reconnected with a cousin who owns a Lebanese restaurant and pickles the leaves to use through the year.…

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Kitchen Pedagogy

Poem published in From the Root, Spring 2017, issue 4 (Home). Kitchen Pedagogy In the kitchen she tells me stories what it was like Her narratives interrupted by life stuff – the baby, the phone, her sub-stories intermittent with her instructions I am tunnel vision: pen. paper. To record her hand’s memory Of ratios for…

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