ACTIVISM

Propergaanda, What you need to know about the protest being organized in Toronto by the Pakistani-immigrant diaspora against patriarchal violence back home, September 2020

IDENTITY, SEXUALITY, AND VIOLENCE

Naya Daur, Sexual Violence and the Hypermasculine Nation State, September 2020

ProperGaanda, Sexual ‘Liberation’ and Class Struggle in Contemporary Pakistan, June 2020
also available to read on Medium.

Pestān Stories, A monthly newsletter series I started in 2020, you can subscribe here.

DAWN, A Search for Identity: Pakistani literature as a lifeline, July 2019
re-published on The Wire,

DAWN, On embracing the hyphen and hybridity of language, April 2019

Burnt Roti Magazine, Will I Feel Like An Immigrant Forever? November 2018

Bustle, What It Took For Me To Finally Start Talking About My Breasts, June 2018

Medium, What Privilege Feels like in a Conflict Zone, March 2018

Medium, Eurocentrism Amongst Pakistan’s Elite, July 2019

The Tempest, What it’s like to be gay and Muslim in a post-Orlando world, June 2016

VICE, What I Learned Having Sex as a Young Woman in Pakistan
(translated into German, French, Dutch and Greek), April 2016

The Tempest, When will we finally take the honour out of killing in Pakistan? April 2016

MENTAL HEALTH, MADNESS, AND TRAUMA

Medium (Mental Health), What Abandonment Taught Me About My Anxiety, May 2019

Daily Times, The Bulge Under The Rug: The Repression & Mutation of Shame, May 2019

The Tempest, Colourism ruined my life growing up in Pakistan, April 2016

ART, BOOKS, AND FILM

ProperGaanda, Why ‘Churails’ is the story of every Pakistani ever, August 2020

Shameless, An Interview with Toronto-based Artist Rajni Perera, Issue 41, Spring 2020

Scroll.in, Four novels set in Pakistan for those torn between nations, languages and identities, July 2019

The Friday Times, Love in the time of Mufti Naeem, June 2016