“I am passionate about everything in my life—first and foremost, passionate about ideas. And that’s a dangerous person to be in this society, not just because I’m a woman, but because it’s such a fundamentally anti-intellectual, anti-critical thinking society.”
- bell hooks
“Never forget justice is what love looks like in public”
- Dr Cornel West
Hana Riaz has recently graduated from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London with a Politics BA and has just completed her Masters in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies at the London School of Economics.
She is a black muslim feminist, a british south asian middle class woman, writer, blogger and believer in the transformatory power of love. Being human, however, is what this whole journey is about.
She has a particularly passionate interest on the role art and culture play in social justice and equality at grassroots and academic levels, but also as a crucial transformatory space of personal and political healing for groups deemed on the margins. She hopes to continue to produce work that critically engages with the role of representation in narratives of belonging within these spaces.
You can catch her monthly column Sister Outsider at Ceasefire Magazine
You can follow her creative writing blog on http://inbetweenlove.tumblr.com
You can contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org