Bushra Rehman

Poet, performer and activist, Bushra is living proof that there is life for Muslim girls after disownment. Born and raised in NYC, Bushra has also lived in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Massachusetts.

Bushra Rehman / Corona / It Sucks When The Whole Of Your Relationship Fits Into One T-Mobile Bill

This was my world, where the city met the pulse of irrepressible wildlife, where my parents and their friends created a Muslim community from scratch. It is this world and the leaving of it I recreate in my writing.

Issue 39: The Art of Politics (2/8/2013)

Issue Title: 
The Art of Politics
Issue Date: 
Fri, 2013-02-08
Issue Number: 
39

In honor of our 20th anniversary, this issue features poetry by Bushra Rehman, Purvi Shah, YaliniDream and Ather Zia, along with a photo essay by Sabelo Narasimhan. Together, these pieces highlight the diversity of voices in the diaspora, ranging from Narasimhan’s visual documentation of protests against New York City’s Stop-and-Frisk policy to Rehman’s tongue-in-cheek take on break-ups.

The Car

but tonight 

we beat ourselves against the walls, 

for being so broke,

A T-shirt, a Muslim and a Handful of Eleven-year-olds

An intense anti-Arab media campaign against the Khalil Gibran International Academy ends with a high-tech lynching.

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