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Saltwater Spirits now available at Singapore libraries

In September 2020, Saltwater Spirits became available for library loans in Singapore. Thank you to all my readers in Singapore who requested the National Library Board (NLB) to carry Saltwater Spirits in the catalog. Putting in a request to your library is one of the best ways to show [...]

By |2020-11-04T18:58:53+00:00November 4th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

INFUSION-YA Book Festival Vancouver 2020

Join me on Saturday, July 18th, 2020, as I will be featured alongside 20+ other authors from the United States and Canada. INFUSION-YA Book Festival is a book festival dedicated to lovers of young adult literature. The event will stream live over the Zoom platform. All sessions will be [...]

By |2020-07-21T19:13:48+00:00July 14th, 2020|Events|0 Comments

Happy One Year Birthday, Saltwater Spirits!

Dear Saltwater Spirits, Who would have thought writing you would have taken us both this far? We've been invited to multiple readings, been asked to moderate at a conference, and next month, we will be attending our first literary festival ever. I never thought, as a new author and you [...]

By |2020-07-21T19:46:15+00:00June 7th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Interview with Studio Gypsied: Nusantara Stories

My novel, Saltwater Spirits and Sastra tote from Studio Gypsied (photo credit: Aqilah Zailan) In December 2019, I sat down for an interview with Aqilah Zailan of Studio Gypsied, a conscious fashion label from Singapore. I was familiar with Studio Gypsied since 2018 -- Aqilah's modern interpretation [...]

By |2020-07-21T19:16:08+00:00December 22nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Creating Muslim-Friendly Spaces panel: Stratagem 2019

On the morning of Saturday, September 28, I walked into my old alma mater at the University of British Columbia.  The Robert. H Lee Alumni Center is a beautiful space and Stratagem 2019 — a 2.5-day summit focused on elevating conversations around diversity and inclusion in the workplace — took [...]

By |2020-07-21T19:02:59+00:00October 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Women Driving Change: Fundraiser for Loujain Al-Hathloul

On the night of August 14, 2019, I performed at a fundraiser for Loujain Al-Hathloul. It was the biggest audience I've performed in front to date. There were about 100 people in a space that showed up to support Loujain's campaign. Loujain al-Hathloul is a detained Saudi women's rights [...]

By |2020-07-21T19:07:28+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Stratagem 2019

  Join me on Saturday, September 27 2019 at the University of British Columbia as I moderate a panel for Stratagem 2019. Stratagem is a 2.5 day conference that takes diversity and inclusion to the next level – infusing timely political discourse with courageous social justice knowledge. I will be [...]

By |2020-07-21T19:02:22+00:00September 20th, 2019|Events|0 Comments