Fariha Róisín is an Australian-Canadian Bangladeshi writer, editor and podcaster based in Brooklyn. With an interest in her Muslim identity, race, pop culture and film (as well as queerness and how that intersects with being a femme of color navigating a white world) she has written for The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Vice, Fusion, Village Voice and others. Previously, she has co-written a self care column on The Hairpin, an astrology column for them. She is currently the writer-at-large/culture editor for The Juggernaut.
Below is a playlist of songs Fariha is listening to, her reading list of writers of color, and videos, photographs and other content!
AUNTY FARIHA’S READING LIST OF WRITERS OF COLOR!
If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
In Search of My Mother’s Garden by Alice Walker
Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam
The Shutters by Ahmed Bouanani
The January Children by Safia Elhillo
Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
SOME OF FARIHA’S WRITING…
How the Deprivation of Ramadan Helps Cure for the Spirit, New York Times
Natural Wine is my Self Care, New York Times
The Whitefying of Queerness, The Juggernaut
I Never Thought Wellness Was Meant for Me, Healthyish
A Part of Myself, The Hair Pin
A video Fariha made in reference to her article "a part of myself" about the abortion she got when she was 18: