Season 1, Vol. 1, Ep. 6: FARIHA - "Self Care is Survival"

Episode Art by Rage Kidvai    @rkidvai

Episode Art by Rage Kidvai @rkidvai

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.

Go listen to the sixth episode of Bad Brown Aunties, here!

Below is a playlist of songs Fariha is listening to, her reading list of writers of color, and videos, photographs and other content!


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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


From 2012 onwards she co-hosted the podcast  Two Brown Girls,  a podcast that centered brown and black voices in film and TV, emphasizing the importance of representation.

From 2012 onwards she co-hosted the podcast Two Brown Girls, a podcast that centered brown and black voices in film and TV, emphasizing the importance of representation.

Fariha is currently working on a book of poetry entitled  How To Cure A Ghost  (Abrams, Fall 2019).  Pre-Order Link to "How to Cure a Ghost"  -  https://www.amazon.com/How-Cure-Ghost-Fariha-R%C3%B3is%C3%ADn/dp/1419737562

Fariha is currently working on a book of poetry entitled How To Cure A Ghost (Abrams, Fall 2019). Pre-Order Link to "How to Cure a Ghost" - https://www.amazon.com/How-Cure-Ghost-Fariha-R%C3%B3is%C3%ADn/dp/1419737562



A video Fariha made in reference to her article "a part of myself" about the abortion she got when she was 18: