Writer. Photographer


2018 appearances

July 21-July 22 - ‘Art and change: Community upliftment’

Making Midwest Festival #2 One Better

Do one better. Make one better. Be one better.

To DO one better is to push your creative ability further than you did yesterday. To MAKE one better is to use your creative ability to make others better. To BE one better is to join with others to make your community stronger.

The Midwest is a leader in the creative industry. From Chicago, to Detroit, to Pittsburgh, Nashville and everywhere in between, the Midwest is home to the most passionate and hardworking people in the country— Making Midwest is our collective flag, planted. A proud showing of what we make, how we make it and why. And most importantly, our shared stories, as we grow and push each other to be the very best — we are Making Midwest.


May 26 -- ‘The womb’ themed poetry performance

"Working Cures: A Night of Healing through Poetry," inspired by the book Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations by Sharla M. Fett, is a night of literary art and discussion surrounding issues of reproduction, motherhood, and intimate partner violence.

The work presented by Columbus-area poets is designed to facilitate discussion around the issues while working to heal community members who have both direct and indirect experiences with the themes.

Admission to the event is pay-what-you-want and all proceeds will go to the ROOTT (Reproductive Justice Organization of Central Ohio).


April 20-21 - “Ubuntu: Solidarity and Struggles” speaking session

“Iron Faith’ 9th annual youth conference. Have you built yours?

How does one build iron faith? How does one seek this undeterred and unfettered belief in a higher power? 
How does one build the strength to sustain and persist in faith when the storms of society and battles within us seek to knock it down? 

Join Us. Let’s Build our Faith. Iron Faith. Unwavered. Persistent and Strong.


2017 appearances - 

December 9 - 'Addressing our inner violence' workshop

Our annual LEAD STEM Expo this year is centered on empowering our future generations of leaders to choose more careers in STEM fields, develop the spirit of entrepreneurism and explore the tenets of successful business ownership. In addition to inspirational speakers the event opportunities include technology workshops, engineering, college readiness, communication, healthcare, cultural awareness, social responsibility, competitions and leadership panel discussions.


October 9 -  'Art for Change' workshop

G.I.R.L. 2017 is for every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) who wants to stand up, take charge, and change the world, for her and for all of us. From October 6-8, 2017, G.I.R.L. 2017 will draw more than 10,000 of the brightest, toughest and most capable girls and women in the world for an event that only comes once every three years!


Date TBD: Speaking at 'American Dream' session with Peace Catalyst

July 12 - 'Faith restored' poetry reading

Eid celebration with young professional women
Private event
Please contact Fariha for more details

April 29 Poetry Slam 'Stand up Against Racism' 

YWCA Stand up Against Racism campaign 2017
Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. This campaign is one part of our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism.