bismeh insaf, bismeh piyaar, bismeh jud o jehed

“In the name of justice; In the name of love; In the name of struggle”

Acrylic on canvas, 8” X 16” (x1); 5” X 7” (x3); Together: 15” x 16”

This piece conveys intentionality and the beginning of a healing process. It is inspired by the word “Bismillah,” in order to acknowledge my muslim identity, particularly in a society that discriminates against Muslims. This wording is also grounded in my anti-authoritarian, atheist and spiritual principles.

This image is used for the zine, “To Begin. Again.” (Please see “Writing” section). …