About the Book
I am an artist, writer, curator, arts educator, and a community activist, born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, and living and working in Baltimore, MD. I work with a variety of mediums, from figurative drawings, to photography, to sculptural puppets, to animation. I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts and a Certificate in Teaching from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and a Certificate in Humanistic Counselling from Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (U.K.). I am the Founder and Director of Creative Therapy Platform: A Voluntary Travel-Community Project that is focused on crafting healing spaces in underrepresented areas. I have conducted workshops in India, Bangladesh, U.K., and the U.S. I recently initiated a social justice community-based venture, Project KALI: Celebration of Womanhood, for battered women by introducing art activities like puppet and quilt making. I have presented my work in Pakistan, India, and the U.S.