So, people and organizations make mistakes… and *sometimes* they grow and move on to do great things! What’s with this habit of holding people’s past over them? It seems like a pretty simple concept (not even feminist) to encourage growth and progress, no? I can see why people think there is no point in making change (reevaluating their life and actions) if it won’t ever count, same with organizations. It’s very hard to move forward without support. (Feelings at 3am)
White people wearing a bindi
Meet Fawzia Mirza
Fawzia left a career as a litigator to pursue her dreams of acting. She is now committed to telling stories that make people think, laugh and learn. She’s been in and made narrative and documentary films, she stars in and produces her own web series, she does sexual violence prevention work for colleges and the military and she is working on a one woman show.
What do you know for sure? Everything in life is temporary. Love is strength. And MSG should be illegal.
What inspires you? Connection to others. Endless Possibility. And unicorns.
What don’t people know about you? I played the french horn for 6 years. My favorite pair of socks have dinosaurs on them. I love bad pirate jokes.
What is your favorite place to travel to? Korean Spas. After my first visit to one in Seoul, Korea, I became obsessed. There is one near Chicago in Niles, IL called King Spa & Sauna.What do you believe? Self-love is a springboard to happiness.We never stop learning. Making fun of vulnerable or weak people is not funny.
Have you ever stolen anything? When I was in high school, I once stole a bottle of Strawberry Hill Boones Farm wine from a grocery store. I saved $2.
Who do you admire? My sister. She is an architect and an artist and has channeled her energy into her art and her community work to fight and live with her Multiple Sclerosis.
If we came over for dinner what would you prepare for us? I’d make you Pakistani food: channa masala, jhinga salaan and phallis (chick peas, shrimp curry and green beans) served with rice. And whatever wine you bring over. We would eat with our hands or a fork if you like. And if you’re nice, i might feed you.
If you had to change careers what would you want to do? Professional Chef, NHL Hockey Player or Fire Dancer
What do you suck at? Sleeping. Taking Vacations. Making sense in text messages.
Want more? Follow Fawzia on Twitter. Watch her web series Kam Kardashian and read all the buzz about the show at kamkardashian.com. Check out the development of her 1 woman play Me, My Mom & Sharmila Tagore.
Dear Eve Ensler,
I want to start off by saying thank you. I appreciate the time you took to reach out to me, because I know you’re incredibly busy. I know there are much more important people in this world than myself, so I appreciate you engaging in dialogue with me and my colleague Kelleigh…
Janani - “trans/national” (CUPSI 2013)
“My testosterone is now made by Israel’s largest company. There is colonization running through my bloodstream.”
Janani, of Stanford University, performing during semifinals at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.