Rewriting my story with poetry and love as a Queer Muslim
Sanah Ahsan • TEDxLondonWomen
As a a Queer, Pakistani, Muslim womxn, Sanah Ahsan has at times internalised the shameful narratives imposed upon her by systemic societal hierarchies. Through her poetry, she has embarked on a transformative and expansive process of re-authoring her truth with her own voice. Inspired by bell hooks and Audre Lorde, Sanah shares how she continues to learn to meet herself with unconditional acceptance, her poetry becoming a loving protest against structures defined by institutional dehumanisation and profit. By sharing her words with us, Sanah encourages us all to speak to ourselves with a little bit more love.