“When I was a little girl, a spirit followed me to Las Vegas.
Running alongside the moving truck,
it’s legs twisting into wings, it howled,
‘Write damn you!'”
A doodling Iranian-American with a Surrealist outlook. She co-founded the Berlin Diaspora Society and teaches workshops for the Women Writing Berlin Lab. She won the Sherry Debrowski Prize for Best Feminist Multi-Genre Fiction writer in 2009. Her work has been featured in: Seven Countries Poetry Anthology by Arroyo Seco Press (2017), the Berlin based magazine The Wild Word: Dream a Little Dream (2018), Berlin and Her places (2018), KCRW’s “Holiday Story Telling Special” (2018), the V Series Poetry Anthology (2019), Berlin Untelevised (2019), Coven: Lymph (2019), Venus: Revolution (2019), What’s Afghan Punk Rock Anyway?! (2019), The Ghosts of Berlin: Der Geister von Berlin (2019), Literarische Diverse (2019) and much more. and much more. Some of you may already be familiar with her work as she has been making her way through the Berlin literary circuit. And if you are not, well then, welcome to her strange little world.
Rosa Luxembourg Foundation Feminist Film Festival Teacher 2019
(Berlin & Ecuador)
Third Place Winner for March 2019
Wicked Poetry Slam: Solidarity
Third Place Winner for February 2019
Wicked Poetry Slam: Identity
Winner of the Bear Favorite Storyteller for October 2018 Close Shave: “Maintaining a Hair-able Standard of Beauty” (Storytelling)
Winner of the 2009 Sherry Debrowski Prize for Best Feminist Multi-Genre Fiction for “I Shall Urinate in the Men’s Bathroom” (Poem) and “Goodbye: Khoda Hafez” (Short Story)
COMPETITIONS AND READINGS
(HOLIDAY STORYTELLING SPECIAL)
KCRW Berlin (2018)
“Humor and Diskrimination” (SHORT STORIES AND PANEL DISCUSSION)
GLADT e. V: Diskriminierungsfrie Szene für Alle! (DFS) (2018)
“Maintaining a Hairable Standard of Beauty” (STORYTELLING)
The Bear: Close Shave (2018)
Be sure to check out past and future performances here.