Join writer Fariha Roísín this week from Los Angeles, California.
Fariha Róisín is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Ontario, Canada. She was raised in Sydney, Australia, and is based in Los Angeles, California. As a Muslim queer Bangladeshi, she is interested in the margins, liminality, otherness, and the mercurial nature of being. Her work has pioneered a refreshing and renewed conversation about wellness, contemporary Islam, and queer identities and has appeared in The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Vice, Village Voice, and others.
She is currently the co-founder and director of Studio Ānanda, a space of cultivation and archive for radical, anti-colonial wellness; deputy editor of Violet Book, and sits on the Board of Directors at Find Center. She also teaches a quarterly class called Writing with Vulnerability and writes a weekly newsletter.
Róisín has published a book of poetry entitled How To Cure A Ghost (Abrams, 2019), a journal called Being In Your Body (Abrams, 2019), and a novel named Like A Bird (Unnamed Press, 2020). Her first work of non-fiction, Who Is Wellness For? An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who it Leaves Behind, was published by HarperWave in 2022. Her second book of poetry, Survival Takes A Wild Imagination, will be published by Andrews McNeel in Fall of 2023.