𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁𝘀𝗔𝗽𝗽: 𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 & 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗺
𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬 – 𝟳𝗣𝗠 𝗣𝗦𝗧
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𝗠𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗸 MSW/ACSW (she/her/hers) is a mental health practitioner and first generation Afghan living on Tongva Land. She uses her Instagram blog @BurqasandBeer to highlight political & social issues mainly involving the SWANA region. Madina serves as a Youth Advocate with a non-profit organization to support foster youth as they transition into independent living. Her first poetry collection titled "Circles" is available for purchase on Amazon.
𝗟𝗮𝘆𝗹𝗮 𝗙𝗲𝗴𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗶 lives between her ancestral village in Lebanon and her diasporic home in Tongva-Tataviam territories (Southern California), where she was born and raised by her immigrant family. She is a cultural worker and plantcestral medicine practitioner focused on the re-membrance of baladi (land-based/folk/indigenous) lifeways and ancestral wisdoms from SWANA*. Her dedication is to stewardship of our earth's eco-cultural integrity and the many layers of relational restoration and healing that entails.
You can learn more at www.RiverRoseRemembrance.com // River Rose Remembrance on IG + FB, and visit the online community archival project she hosts at www.SWANAancestralHUB.org // @swana.ancestral on IG.
*SWANA stands for SouthWest Asia and North Africa, a less euro-centric way to describe the region commonly referred to as the Middle East and N. Africa.
𝗭𝗲𝗵𝗿𝗮 𝗔𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗱, raised in Karachi, Pakistan, is a curator, designer and creative producer based in Los Angeles, she founded Womxn in Windows in 2019 and has over a decade’s worth of experience in the art and design world.
Womxn in Windows is a platform for the perspectives of womxn on culture, identity and society. What started as an annual public exhibition of womxn-made art films in storefront windows is now on a mission to support global cross-cultural dialogue. Centered around the idea that individual differences advance societal strength, the platform believes that learning from one another's cultures and experiences contributes towards a transformative humanity of equality, freedom and respect. By providing a forum for diverse and underrepresented voices and their stories, Womxn in Windows hopes to transform our relationships with each other.
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